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Open file location in modern search

Sharepoint search desperately needs the equivalents of Windows' "Open file location". It's fantastic that sharepoint search shows the path of files found in Sites, but sometimes I want to see the folder the file is in, not the file itself. Surely an easy thing to implement?


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This article,, gives an overview of the search user interface and points out where to click to go to the site or folder a file is in. If you click the site link, you’ll be taken to the folder that the file is in on that site.

Let us know if this doesn’t cover what you’d like to do, or if you have ideas for making the experience even better.


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  • Rob Nicholson commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I've read the above link and it doesn't appear to apply. Here is a search for PDF files within a Office 365 document library: Hovering over the results just shows the title of the document. None of the action items helps and even when you open the PDF in the browser, there is still no clue where it's filed. The details panel only shows the name. You can look at the Url but that's very mangled. Needs works!

  • Admintlarsen (Technical Writer, Microsoft SharePoint) commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Hi, this is Tone from MSFT!

    If you hover over a search result, you can expand it by clicking the little arrow that appears on the middle of the lower border, or by just clicking one the search result.

    Now the file location becomes a clickable link. Try it and let us know if this isn't what you wanted to achieve.


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