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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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    Mike Malone shared this idea  ·   ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

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      • Joran Markx commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        From a document library. It seems to work well for small libraries. But when you have a lot of items in the library, the "search as you type" does work, but pressing Enter will result in an empty resultset. Just as David commented.

      • David commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        The comments so far are not suitable for end users though?

        The current document library search is poor IMO. Especially if a document library has more than 5000 items. At present if there are more than 5000 items in a library the search can sometimes return zero results. This is because the search is actually filtering the items and as we all know the View Limit Threshold causes this to fail. :-(

      • Mridu Agarwal commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        You can also create a result source and use query builder to build your query which acts like scope.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This is already possible using a Content Search Web Part, and specifying the path that you want results from. There are lots of articles online on how to do it.

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