If you wish to search for a file within your 4shared account, please enter your search query (e.g. a file title or tag) in the top search bar in your 4shared web account and click the Search button.
The search results from your 4shared account will be displayed in the upper section of the search results.
If you wish to search for a file at 4shared, you only need to enter the relevant search query (one or several keywords or tags, a file extension or else) in the upper search menu in your 4shared web account or at the official 4shared website.
You can also search for files in particular file categories. To do that, begin with clicking the file category: Files, Video, Music, Photo, Books or Archives at the 4shared website Home page and then enter your search query.
It is also possible to specify your search query using 4shared advanced search options.
To specify your search query at 4shared, you need to select a file category and apply one or several of the following advanced search filters in it:
You may also use the following sorting options (see “Sorted by” tab) to group search results:
All shared files with proper settings are shown in the search results.
If you can't file a specific file at 4shared, these are a few suggestions to try:
4shared system doesn't include files in the search service results if they include certain words which might indicate an illegal use of 4shared. Our automatic filter prevents certain files from being displayed in search service results, even if the files are not considered illegal.
It takes a few steps to ensure a certain file in your 4shared account is private and deny others' access to it:
It is possible to make a particular folder in your 4shared account private and deny any access to it without your invite. To make a folder private, please set up the folder access permissions in the folder sharing menu.
To make your files available for public search at 4shared: