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You can quickly locate files in a project or among Public Reference Files via keyword searching or metadata filtering. Once you copy files to a project, you can follow the steps below to quickly locate them. [block:callout] { "type": "warning", "title": "On this page:", "body": "* [Keyword search](#section-keyword-search)\n* [Filter by metadata fields](#section-filter-by-metadata-fields)\n* [Sort by metadata fields](#section-sort-by-metadata-fields)" } [/block] ##Keyword search You can use the search bar at the top of each file repository to find files by entering the file name or notes associated with a file. In the example below, searching for **1000g** in the **Public Reference Files** repository filters for all the files that have **1000g** in their names or in their associated notes. [block:image] { "images": [ { "image": [ "https://files.readme.io/6d988ce-search-for-files-1.png", "search-for-files-1.png", 1202, 573, "#f0f1f2" ], "caption": "Keyword search", "border": true } ] } [/block] ##Filter by metadata fields Once you have [set your files' metadata](doc:metadata-for-private-data), you can use this information to filter files. Next to the search bar in each repository are drop-down menus for the metadata fields **File extension**, **Publisher**, and **Tag** (see below). Selecting a particular metadata value from one of these menus displays only files that match the value. [block:image] { "images": [ { "image": [ "https://files.readme.io/9381462-search-for-files-2.png", "search-for-files-2.png", 1202, 546, "#f0f1f2" ], "caption": "Filter by metadata fields" } ] } [/block] ##Filter by tags Public reference files are labeled with tags which you can use as a criteria for filtering. To start filtering by tags, click the Tags drop-down and select a tag (e.g. WGS). The list of files will be refreshed based on on your choice. [block:image] { "images": [ { "image": [ "https://files.readme.io/f2650f5-search-for-files-3.png", "search-for-files-3.png", 1440, 554, "#f0f1f1" ], "border": true } ] } [/block] Use the search box above the menu to look for specific tags.