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When I use Files to search within a network share, it says:

Remote location - only searching the current folder

Remote location - only searching the current folder

How can I make it search all folders like it normally does? I understand that searching a remote location will take longer, and I still want to do it.

  • Have you tried with find command via terminal? – rɑːdʒɑ Nov 24 '16 at 2:30
  • Yep, successfully searching using a command-line utility demonstrated that a recursive search of this network share is possible and that I was using the correct search terms. It didn't do anything to address the behavior of Files, though. – ændrük Nov 24 '16 at 2:34
  • I didn't get the last part , address behaviour of files.. whats that supposed to mean . Please elaborate – rɑːdʒɑ Nov 24 '16 at 2:42
  • It was a useful workaround but didn't answer the question. – ændrük Nov 24 '16 at 2:43
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In newer versions of Ubuntu - in my case 18.04 - you can open from

files > preferences > search and preview tab

and check the search option below to all files.

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you can change the Nautilus preferences via dconf-tools

/org/gnome/nautilus/preferences/recursive-search

change the value to 'always'

  • on centos 7 I had to first run sudo yum install dconf-editor then I was able to use dconf-editor to set the above-mentioned setting – SpeedCoder5 Jul 10 '18 at 16:01
  • In this particular case, you can do this with dconf. dconf write /org/gnome/nautilus/preferences/recursive-search "'always'". I prefer this to installing dconf-editor for a one-off modification. The downside is you need to know the valid key values. You can discover the valid values by running gsettings range org.gnome.nautilus.preferences recursive-search – MrMas Jan 16 '19 at 22:25

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