I have advanced search working fine for the 4 main result types that are there. How do i have it find txt file types. I added the new result type to the result type drop down , I see it and i select it but the txt file is not returned when i select search button. the search is showing its looking for ALL(*)(FileExtension="txt") so that looks right... any ideas what I am doing wrong?

  • Oh I think i know the issue. The query that I have does not include txt files. I feel stupid. I will update the query and if it works then I answered my own question.
    – Laura
    Commented Jul 7, 2017 at 20:14

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I had created a result source a while back and i did not include the return of txt file as part of the query. I just assumed I was returning txt files. Even though I added the result type for txt in the drop down of my advanced search web part I still would not get any hits because the result source query didn't include txt. All is working now that i updated the result source query that I am using to include txt files.

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