MacOS unable search files on mapped Azure Files

Akinyele Olopade 0 Reputation points Microsoft Employee

The backstory is that we have a number of old NAS boxes sat under people’s desks and the plan is to upload the contents to Azure File Shares and then decommission the boxes with a view to never having anything like that lying around again.  Our users use a mixture of MacOS, Windows and Linux devices…


The issue we’re experiencing is that whilst MacOS devices can map to the File Share and access all the data stored within, they cannot search for files or folders in the share.  Apparently, this is due to the way MacOS relies on a local search index which doesn't function over a mapped drive.

Above is from my customer. Any guidance on how to resolve this issue?

Azure Files
Azure Files
An Azure service that offers file shares in the cloud.
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