How do we prevent the /SiteCollectionImages/ folder or anything in it from showing up in SharePoint search results? is there a query i can write for that?


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    I don't have CA in front of me, but in 2010 at least, you could create rules in Search Administration to exclude content, like http://*/SiteCollectionImages/* and they would not be indexed. Is that available in the 2013 CA? Mar 12, 2015 at 1:12
  • I figured it out and will post answer in the morning. Thanks bro for the help.
    – klewis
    Mar 12, 2015 at 1:16

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I dove into understanding the query building syntax that comes with SharePoint 2013, which is accessible whenever you edit the SharePoint search results web part. Here are steps I took to solve my issue.

  • From the Search Results web part, enter edit mode
  • Click on the button that says “Change Query” to enter the Query Builder Tool
  • Within the Query Text box, we can use the following (path) syntax to disregard any directory or file from being searched…


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