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Is there a way to turn off fuzzy searching

tyury 4 months ago in iPad updated 4 months ago 10

Is there a way to turn off fuzzy searching? It makes my search inaccurate. 

Also I don't want to search the subfolders(too many files ). Can I turn that off manually?

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Currently the file name search is always fuzzy and searches all subfolders.

What are your file names and what are you searching for that causes problems with the fuzzy search?

When searching the subfolders, the file I wanted doesn't appear immediately, It takes a lot of time to search the subfolders. And those files in subfolders also match the fuzzy search makes the results a mess.

Can you please give me an example of a search term and file names where it doesn't show the files you are looking for to the top of the list? 


Maybe I can improve something in the search algorithm or give you some hints so that the files you are searching for are shown at the top.


As you see the subfolder's results always shows first and it takes more than a minute to search all subfolders. But my target file is in current folder, and it won't appear before subfolders searching ended. 

Ok, I see now how it breaks apart when there are many files with similar short file names and the same file extension. Thanks a lot for the screenshot!

Yes! the problem is it's always searching the subfolders first. When there's ton of files in subfolders. It takes forever to finish the searching process. And fuzzy mode makes the searching even longer.

If there's a way to only search the current folder or only show the current folder's searching result  will be very efficient in my case

I'll consider adding this as an option.

Searching the current folder will be very helpful, Thank you so much