How can I Search Files through all Sub-Folders.

By default Blender only searches the root folder.

and I tried all given options, and couldn't see any icons that would allow me to search deeper.

I tried to find an addon that does that but couldn't find any.


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I don't think there's a way to search all sub-folders in the file browser, but you can search 3 levels deep by changing the Recursion Level drop-down box in the file browser header from None to Three Levels:

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What this actually does is show all the sub-folders in the file browser, which in turn allows them to be included in the search results.

  • $\begingroup$ Thanks a lot Ray, that solved it, 3 levels is good enough for me. Do you know if there is a way to safe it as default? I can't save it in the Start Up File, because as soon as you close the File Browse Window, it resets to None. $\endgroup$
    – sebseb
    Nov 22, 2017 at 18:16
  • $\begingroup$ I have found it does remember which level of recursion it's set to. I went to File> Open set to level 3. Pressed Cancel then File> Save Startup File. New files now are by default set to level 3. $\endgroup$ Nov 22, 2017 at 18:25
  • $\begingroup$ Great. it doesn't seem to work when using File > Open but it works when you use the CTRL ( CMD ) + O shortcut. Thanks Ray. $\endgroup$
    – sebseb
    Nov 22, 2017 at 19:49

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