I have tried to search for specific site using following simple Keyword Query:

Path:https://contoso.sharepoint.com/Test site 1/ FileType:doc*

Above query is not working due to space contains in the site URL.

Following works as it does not contains space in the path:

Path:https://contoso.sharepoint.com/TestSite1/ FileType:doc*

I have tried with Path parameter in quotations. It does not work & returns zero results.

Following does not work:

  • Path:'https://contoso.sharepoint.com/Test site 1/' FileType:doc*
  • Path:"https://contoso.sharepoint.com/Test site 1/" FileType:doc*
  • Path:https://contoso.sharepoint.com/Test%20site%201/ FileType:doc*

Any solution to search using keyword query for specific site with site url contains space ?

2 Answers 2


Find the solution. Use the Site in place of Path:

Site:"https://contoso.sharepoint.com/Test site 1/" FileType:doc*

Searchable site properties

  • what's the syntax if you want to search for two path (two SharePoint site)?
    – Harris
    Commented Aug 1, 2023 at 0:33

Have your tried with search result source. Please create a search result source and try out it will work even if you have space in the url.

Check this link for your reference. https://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/25783.sharepoint-2013-working-with-result-sources-to-limit-search-results.aspx

  • I have tried it. It was not working. Commented Feb 28, 2017 at 7:38

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