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  1. enable searching within doc libraries and folders

    I would like to be able to narrow my search to a specific document library or folder so that the search returns results only from the doc library or folder and any folders or subfolders below them.

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    • About the search box on the upper left of the modern UI [site page]

      User wants to search list items in the search box on the upper left of the [site page] for modern UI.

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      • Redirect link for modern search in modern team sites to classic search center

        Hello. Can you please add a redirect link to the modern team sites, as well as the classic team sites with modern page experience, that the users can also use the classic search center which is customizable to fit the users’ needs?
        You have already added a redirect link to the classic search center within the document libraries when you search for something. But this link is not everywhere available in a modern team site.

        6 votes
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        • Auto Classification of Documents During Indexing

          Currently we have a large amount of file share and SharePoint data that contains Personally Identifiable Information and Sensitive Data. It would be ideal to be able to auto tag documents at the index level to filter out those documents in Search results. Additionally, it would also allow for tagging documents in a positive way, for more refined searching.

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          • The capable of searching contents of attachment in Custom List

            We find out that sometimes the contents of files which has been attached to Custom List can be searched and sometimes cannot.
            I want to know which one is correct in the specification of SharePoint Online, is the capable of searching correct or the incapable of searching correct.

            3 votes
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              Thanks for your feedback! We understand that is can be confusing. Search in SharePoint has some documented limits that have to be considered when explaining the issues that you see.
              First, the supported file types: https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj219530.aspx
              Second, the limits of the parsed content of a file: https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Search-limits-for-SharePoint-Online-7c06e9ed-98b6-4304-a900-14773a8fa32f
              If the files you have in the Custom List exceed these limits, or are of a different filetype that what is supported, then the content is not searchable.
              I hope this explains why you are not seeing search results from these files. If your files are within the limits and of the correct filetype, please give us more information, so we can consider if this is a bug or by design.

            • Basic icons don't show up properly in Search results

              Icons like ZIP or even MSG don't show up properly in Search Results. Could you please add them to the result templates ?

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              • Modern pages do not display search results for list item entries!

                Search results work in classic mode but not for modern pages!

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                • Provide same functionality as in Sharepoint 2007 to search on libraries on sites

                  We logged a call earlier this week regarding searches for users and were disappointed to discover there is less functionality in SharePoint online to the point where development/customisation is now required to allow searches on libraries?? Please can you consider putting this back in? If a user is searching a library for documents with specific context, they dont want to be presented with a list of over 500 documents from every library on their team site, especially if they are a technical author for a specific software development area.

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                  • Classic vs Modern data missing

                    Versioning turned on / Office 365 / Search for a specific folder.
                    In Classic, several folders displayed (different dates). Latest folder contains 10 unique files.
                    In Modern, only 1 folder is displayed and contains 4 files in total (all unique).

                    Site and Libraries have been re-indexed.

                    How do I get complete / consistent classic / modern results?

                    Gary

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                      Thanks for your feedback! Have I understood correctly, you searched for a folder by name and got several results for folders on the classic search results page, while when you used the search box on the SharePoint home page you got only one folder result on the search results page?

                    • custom file extension

                      Allow adding/removing a file type to the search index in SharePoint online

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                      • Allow search result to return promoted link to a URL (not federated search in Bing)

                        In the search settings I would like to be able to return a URL that is not a remote (or local) SharePoint site, nor a federated search through Bing or Google. I would like to set up a search query so that it return a promoted link to a URL based on specific search terms. This would be helpful to tie together the various systems that we run alongside SharePoint and Office 365.

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                          Thanks for your feedback!
                          I’m not sure I’ve understood your idea completely. Is what you’re describing different from the option to add a promoted result that’s described in “Manage query rules” on support.office.com:

                          1. In the Actions section, specify the action to take when the query rule fires. Specify one of the following:

                          • To promote individual results so that they appear towards the top of search results, click Add Promoted Result (in SharePoint 2010 Products this was called Best Bets).
                            – In the dialog box, in the Title field, type the name that you want to give this promoted result.
                            – In the URL field, type the URL of the result that should be promoted. Choose Render the URL as a banner instead of as a hyperlink.
                            – Click Save.
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