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File finder

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With file finder, you can search for a file in a repository directly from the GitLab UI.

File finder is powered by the fuzzaldrin-plus library, which uses fuzzy search and highlights results as you type.

Search for a file

To search for a file:

  1. On the left sidebar, select Search or go to and find your project.
  2. Select Code > Repository.
  3. In the upper right, select Find file.
  4. In the search box, start typing the filename.
  5. From the dropdown list, select the file.

To go to file finder, you can also press t anywhere in your project. To go back to Files, press Esc.

To narrow down your results, include / in your search.

Find file button