How Do I Search for a File in Figma?

Searching for files in Figma is an important skill to have when working with digital designs. It can be a time saver when you need to quickly find a specific file or asset. Luckily, Figma provides a range of tools and options to help you easily locate the files you need.

When searching for a file in Figma, the first step is to open the File Browser tab on the left side of the page. From here, you can either use the search bar at the top of the page or click on any of the folders within the File Browser to look for your desired file.

Using the search bar is generally the best way to quickly locate a specific file. You can type in keywords related to what you’re looking for and Figma will display any relevant results from your current project. You can also narrow down your search results by using additional filters such as date created, last modified, or file type.

If you’re looking for something more specific, you may want to use one of Figma’s advanced search operators. These include searching by name, labels, comments, and even color swatches. To use these advanced search operators, simply type in your query into the search bar followed by an operator and its value (e.g., “name:file-name”).

You can also browse through folders within the File Browser tab if you prefer not to use a keyword search. If your project contains multiple folders or sub-folders, then this may be easier than searching through all of them individually.


Searching for a file in Figma is easy with its range of tools and options available. You can use either basic keyword searches or more advanced operators like name, labels, comments and color swatches. Alternatively, if you prefer not to use keyword searches then browsing through folders within the File Browser tab may be easier for you.