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Content Sources..exposed via Portal pages..??

  Asked By: Code    Date: Feb 21    Category: Sharepoint    Views: 1723

I've only been playing with SPS for a short time, but as is always
the case, management wants stuff implemented yesterday.

I have managed to create a content source based on a fileshare, and
it has indexed all the content successfully..BUT..I don't know how to
make the content browsable or searchable from the portal. I do a
search via the search web part and none of the newly index documents
show up, and there's no links or anything to the newly index
content..am I missing something VERY obvious?



4 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Anthony Rutledge     Answered On: Feb 21

If the
searcher has security that lets them read the file, then it should show
up in the search. Of course it depends on the file type as to how much
searching can be done. For example with a word doc, you should be able
to search  by file name , author as well as the full text. Other doc
types that do not have a specific iFilter would generally not be full
text searchable  but you should still be able to search on file name.
When you say that the file share has been indexed, did you check the
status of the index? The indexing can run and finish only to say that it
can not access the content. If you select the file share content  source
link, you should see in the info pane a link to look at a indexing
report.Also check the event logs and see if anything was placed in

Answer #2    Answered By: Heena Nagori     Answered On: Feb 21

Also, make sure the username that you use for crawling has rights to
read all the documents.

Answer #3    Answered By: Aishwarya Karmarkar     Answered On: Feb 21

No, you should not have to switch anything on. What types of files are
you indexing- word, txt? What are you searching for- text within a file
or the file name?

Answer #4    Answered By: Janell Camacho     Answered On: Feb 21

Both really, I've checked it with file contents and file name..most
of the content  is Word documents...still no joy..the index  is happily
builing itself according to the schedules (once a day) but the
results still are not showing up in the search  pages...

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