Include Box Drive contents in Windows 10 searches

How can I include the file contents contained with my Windows 10 Box Drive folder in Windows searches?

I am using the default Windows 10 Box drive folder location of %userprofile%\Box.

Currently whenever I search for files within Windows Explorer the files contained within Box Drive aren't included in this search and even if I go into the Box Drive folder (which is C:\Users\djones\Box on my Windows 10 computers) and perform searches for these files using their exact or partial files names these files ARE NOT listed in the search.

I have the Windows Search configured to include ALL folder locations on my computer's C: drive but when I look at the folder structure within the Windows search I see that the Box Drive folder of %userprofile%\Box (which on my computers is C:\Users\djones\Box) is NOT included.

So currently I have to log on to my Box account within a web browser to perform these types of searches.

How can I fix this so that when I perform searches the contents of the Box Drive folder WILL BE INCLUDED?
IT GuyNetwork EngineerAsked:
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
The last time I used Box, the files were just in Box, which is why you need to search via the Web approach.

Did you make a Copy of the Box contents on your local PC and sync back to Box?
IT GuyNetwork EngineerAuthor Commented:
This is Box Drive which currently doesn't replicate or store files stored within Box to your local computer, even though you are able to view and open these files within the %userprofile%\Box folder e.g. C:\users\msmith\Box within Windows Explorer.

The problem is that when you type in a filename search within Windows Explorer these searches never find files or folders within this Box folder that match the search. Currently, these searches can only be done within the website.

I have already contacted Box tech support about this and Box tech support has said that this is something that they currently don't offer which is why I'm trying to figure out if anyone else has discovered or knows of a way of doing this.
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Currently, these searches can only be done within the website.

So if not syncing to local as you said, then website search is the only way you can find things.
Martin NguyenHelpDesk TechnicianCommented:
Since searching from File Explorer (Windows) or Finder (MacOS) isn't supported yet, the only way to search without logging into the Box website would to be to install the Box Drive app, then clicking on the app in your taskbar and searching from there. Still not File Explorer, but at least you won't have to log into your web browser, and hopefully that's a little faster for you.


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IT GuyNetwork EngineerAuthor Commented:
If anyone figures out a way of doing this or if anyone knows of any utilities or programs that will allow this to be done please update this posting.
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