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Search and find files
Search and find files

Search and filter people and files

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If you're looking for a specific person or file in Microsoft Teams, use the Search bar to find what you need.

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Search for people

  1. At the top of Teams, use the Search bar to find someone.

  2. Type in a name.

  3. If you'd like, choose a suggested name that appears, or press Enter to show more search results.

  4. Choose a person, or to view more people results, select More people or select the People tab.

  5. On the People tab, view additional contact cards for who you're searching for. 

  6. Choose one to go directly to a chat with that person.

Search for files

  1. Use the Search bar to find a file.

  2. Type in file keywords and press Enter.

  3. Choose a file result, or to view more file results, select More files or select the Files tab.

  4. Filter files based on:

    • Team - to show files from a team or channel.

    • File Type - to filter files by a certain file type.

    • Modified by - to show files edited by a specific person.

    • Date - to filter files by date.

  5. To reset file filters, select Clear all.

  6. Choose a file result to expand and learn more about it.

  7. Select Open file to open and view it in a browser.

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