I'm trying to do a search for *40075* inside azure folder search box, and was wondering how I can do a real wildcard search from the folder search box, and how.

  • Did you find a way to do this?
    – rollsch
    May 23, 2020 at 5:40

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Short answer, you can't. The "search" box is a prefix (starts-with) filter only.

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    And the long answer please?
    – Burgi
    Jun 8, 2017 at 8:06
  • I guess the reason is because this type of search has better performance and less load for their servers. Jan 16, 2018 at 10:27

This doesn't completely answer your question but it may help some folks including yourself. The Microsoft Azure Storage Explorer desktop application enables a little bit more flexibility, but NOT MUCH. Overall, this is disappointing and inconvenient. Doing a wildcard search is a pretty basic file explorer feature and Azure Storage is failing us by not allowing it. This is now 5 years after your post and we still can't do it.

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