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?
This article, https://support.office.com/en-us/article/What-s-new-in-search-in-Office-365-b81ab573-ec9c-4aa9-a369-b3c630f878a7, 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.
Thanks for this thread. When searching a SharePoint site from the browser, there seem to be 2 ways to open the containing folder instead of the file itself: if the filename pops up under the Search box, there is a link to the folder in that pop-up. If you need to choose More Results to get a listing of matching files: in the results page, check the file you want to learn the path of. Even is there is only one result, first check it. Then click More details in the bottom right and scroll all the way down. There it says "Path". Hope this helps. Quite a search to get this figured out. Cheers from Arie
You can see the path / location of the document on the top left of the doc at least in the Microsoft programs I use.
When it's open, on the top left there are those 9 little microsoft services boxes with the Program name to the right. To the right of that you should be able to see the location. Between the services boxes on the top left and the document title on the top middle.
Mark Jordan commented
It seems like I might be asking the same question, and I am not sure if Tone's answer gets me to where I want to be.
I perform a search, and getting to the folder that holds the files seems to be very difficult.
I am not sure what you mean by "the little arrow that appears on the middle of the lower border", I do not seem to have that.
Basically, I can search document, and get to those documents, but it is hella difficult to get to the folder for the document. Not sure if you had any additional help for me (still going to search google for an answer)
Steve Ruby commented
Tone: from Microsoft. That doesn't work in this case. Look at screenshot from Rob Nicholson. I have the same problem.
Rob Nicholson commented
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: https://i.imgur.com/TtIomJ7.png. 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!
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.