The extended search field replaces the search field in the content browser. It allows the user to select which search engine is active.


DeepSearch makes use of the extended search field, which in turn relies on server support for “prefixes”. The ability to use these search prefixes, and which of them are supported, depends on the type of servers and server-side plugins. When prefixes are supported, the advanced search menu will be accessible, and the menu will only show the search options supported by the currently selected server.


When image search is available, the image icon will appear when hovering the mouse over the search bar. To search for an image, either drag and drop it onto the search field, select the path in the image menu, or right click on an image in the content browser and select ‘Find Similar’. Files with thumbnails on an omniverse server are also supported.


Advanced search prefixes include name, tag, created_by and more (see below). In some cases, adding a - before a prefix can search for the opposite. For example -ext:usd will search for files that are not usd files. Currently negated prefixes aren’t supported in the UI, and must be typed in manually.


To modify a search, double click on the search bar.


Some of the available prefixes of deepsearch are:

UI Field



Image 1


AI powered image search.

Description 1


AI powered description search.

File Name


File or folder name

Created by


The username of the creator of the file

Modified by


The username of the most recent user who modified the file



Tags added by the tagging service.

File Type


The file extension (usd, png, …)

File Size

larger_than, smaller_than

File size comparison. Default units are MB.


created_before, created_after

Filtering by date, when the file was created



The specific path to search. By default the current directory is used.


Only available with full installation of Deepsearch (please refer to DeepSearch deployment for more information).