Search by original owner to find a file in shared drives

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Tips

When a new file is added to a shared drive, every member of the shared drive becomes an owner of the file. If you’re looking for a file that you didn’t create in a shared drive with a lot of members, searching by team member can take some time. However, if you know who created the file, you can search by creator to easily find it.

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  1. In the shared drive search box, enter creator: followed by the email of the person in your organization who created the file. For example, creator:yourcolleague@organization.com.
  2. (Optional) To refine your search, add other search terms in the search box or click the Down arrowDown Arrowand add more search operators.
  3. Press Enter.
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