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I am having trouble with the search in SharePoint 2013.

The problem :

I am running in to is that no matter what I search for in SharePoint, the results page populates that same exact documents in the same exact order every time. Also, these documents are totally unrelated to the specified search.

  • What could be the reason for this problem?
  • Is there a setting that I have enabled or disabled on accident?

Any lead way into what I should do would be appreciated.

  • Are you in a search center when you perform the query? Did you alter the default result source query? – Matthew McDermott Nov 5 '16 at 11:57
  • Yes, no matter whether you use the search box or a search box web part, it still comes up with the same results. I believe that I did alter the default result source query on an accident and now I'm not sure how to get it back. – JacobCaldwell Nov 7 '16 at 19:40
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  • Edit the Page that stores the search results
  • Edit the "Search Results" web part
  • Select "Change Query"
  • In the Query text box, look for {searchboxquery}

If you don't see that, the search box query will not be included in the search results.

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