I've created a new SP Enterprise 16 dev environment. I've run a crawl and everything seems to be indexing correctly via central administration. However, things will not populate in the site search, nor will the CSWP provide any results. For example, I have a photo library called "news and announcements photos" and if I change my query to search for images in that library, 0 results will populate. Can anyone give me an idea or references of what might be going on here? Thanks.

  • Are the photos checked in and published? Feb 21 '19 at 18:58
  • Yes, they are. Same thing for all the documents on the site as well, they also don't result in search queries. Now, some of the images will randomly show up, but I don't notice a correlation to it at all. Feb 21 '19 at 19:02

Check crawled items:

  • Open Central Administration
  • Go to Application Management > Manage Service Applications > Search Service Application
  • Navigate to Crawl Log
  • Under Content Source you are able to see Successes/Warnings/Errors
  • Under Diagnostic
  • Select URL View
  • To Type a URL of host name, fill it with URL to Library and add "/*" like https://sharepoint16.dev.cz/sites/docs*
  • You will see there crawled items and theirs state
  • If they are here, crawl is working properly you maybe just have bad query?
    If they arent here or with some error, you should check settings of Crawling/Search Service

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Hope it helps!

  • Hi there, thanks for your contribution. However, as I stated in my post all of the items are being crawled correctly and are populating in central admin. I've checked the settings of the crawling/search service to no avail. Could you provide some detailed information on this perhaps I might have missed something? Feb 25 '19 at 13:12
  • If they are properly crawled, you have bad search query or bad permissions probably? There is not anything else I think. Can you provide more information? Can you add you CSWP query as we can look what are you doing? And some info about library, like URL, used content type... Feb 25 '19 at 13:17
  • Permissions are fine, as far as I am aware. I am just trying to create a CSWP to find images from a photo library that I created and nothing is populating if I search by URL or by site collection, but if I search "don't restrict results by app", I can see the images. I also noticed on my search bar within my site collection, I can't find anything. But I created an enterprise search site collection, and I can find some items. For example, I can find word docs and pdfs but I can't find jpegs or pngs. Feb 26 '19 at 16:40
  • I did check all my file types and they are included, FTR. Feb 26 '19 at 16:41
  • So, I created a new web application in our dev environment on a different port. Added a document, indexed, and search is working perfectly. So, I was thinking something was wrong with that web application. I created a new web application on our prod, on port 80, and still having the same issues with search as I am on dev. Is there any reason the port might have something to do with this? Mar 5 '19 at 19:16

With research I found that sometimes this is a problem that occurs when you create a new web application. I ended up having to delete my web application and starting over from scratch and now it works perfectly.

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