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Search for a filename in Enterprise Vault FSA

Created: 14 Dec 2013 • Updated: 29 May 2014
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From time to time I dip in to the 'other world' of FSA with Enterprise Vault. I know I'm a die-hard Exchange mailbox archiving knowledge-base - normally.  But I do know a thing or three about FSA, really, I do! In this little blog post I'll explain how you can search an FSA archive for a file with a particular name.
 
Just Search?
 
Surely the answer to searching by filename is just to launch search, and put in the filename and click 'Search'?
 
Well, no.
 
When you use search to look for data it searches the whole of the items, so searching for a name like *MyCV* would give you hits from both filenames with that in their name, and content of files too.  Not what we want in this situation.
 
Advanced Search
 
The way forward is to use Advanced Search.  Here is a screenshot:
 
search-for-a-filename.png
 
What you have to do is put the filename in the *subject* field - which is a little bit odd.  But it works!
 
To my mind it's a bit 'odd' that you have to run an advanced search in order to be able to search for a particular filename, but I suppose things had to implemented in some way, and the default search as implemented so that it searched content, rather than filenames.