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Searching for Site Content

If you have a hard time finding things in a site, you can use the Search box to help you locate it. Simply, go to the site, enter the information you want to find in the Search box, and then press Enter, or click the Search button (Magnifying Glass icon). If you want to perform a more focused search, you can select a search option. In the Search box, click the Navigation list arrow, and then select an option: Everything, People, Conversations, or This Site. In the results page (New!), a brief portion of the search results content appears in a list. You can redefine the search, click a link to open the item, or point to an item to display a callout window with a preview (New!), information, and options.

Search for Site Content from the Home Page

  • yellow_01.jpg In your web browser, open your SharePoint site.
  • yellow_02.jpg Navigate to the site you want to search.
  • yellow_03.jpg On the Home page, click in the Search box.
  • yellow_04.jpg To refine the search, click the Navigation list arrow, and then select an option: Everything, People, Conversations, or This Site.
  • yellow_05.jpg Enter the search keywords you want to find.

    • Search Suggestion. As you type, suggestions appear based on your history.
  • yellow_06.jpg Click the Search button (Magnifying Glass icon) or press Enter.

    A results page appears with a list of content that matches the search.

  • yellow_07.jpg If you want to refine the search, you can use the Search box or filter links.
  • yellow_08.jpg Point to a link to preview the content, or click a link to open it.

Refine and Preview the Search Results

  • yellow_01.jpg In your web browser, open your SharePoint site.
  • yellow_02.jpg Navigate to the site you want to search.
  • yellow_03.jpg Click in the Search box, enter search keywords, and then click the Search button (Magnifying Glass icon) or press Enter.
  • The search results appear.
  • yellow_04.jpg Use any of the following refiners in the left side of the site:

    • Results type. Click to display results by type.
    • Author. Click to display results by author. Click Show More to add an author.
    • Modified date. Drag a slider to modify date range.

  • yellow_05.jpg To preview a search item on a callout window, point to it, and use the available navigation or controls to view a document or play a video.
  • yellow_06.jpg To perform other actions, use any of the following options on the callout window:

    • Edit. Click to edit the item. For Office documents, an Office Web App opens, where you can edit the document.
    • Follow. Click to follow the item in Newsfeed.
    • Send. Click to create an email message in your default email program with a link to the item.
    • View Library. Click to view the library where the item is stored.

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