I have renamed a document title and file name in a document library and I'm using content search webpart which I use to show the results.

The issue is the search results are returning both the new document and the document with old title. I have ran both incremental crawl and full crawl but the results are same.

How to clear the old document title from showing up in search results. Is it possible to delete the result from search index using a powershell or via UI in central admin search administration.

  • Did you make sure this document is published as a major version instead of a draft? Commented Jan 16, 2016 at 15:43

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In the search SSA you can remove a search result from the index if you have the URL to the item.

  • did you mean "Search results removal"? Commented Jan 18, 2016 at 6:02
  • Yes I did. Did that work for you? Commented Jan 18, 2016 at 22:06
  • I did a index reset and this fixed the issue. I had issue resetting index and fixed it as mentioned in this article thetugboatcomplex.com/?p=1102... but that led to another issue :) Commented Jan 25, 2016 at 12:35
  • That's a pretty drastic solution. I hope you don't have a lot of content. Commented Jan 25, 2016 at 13:34
  • I have less than 1M content. Commented Jan 26, 2016 at 0:33

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