I'm having some issues with Search and Search Scopes. Basically I have created a Search Center site and linked it to my site collection in Site Settings->Search Settings. But it doesn't seem to be working properly.

Basically my site structure is like this:
Site A
Site A.1
Site A.2
Site B
Site B.1
Site B.2
Site C
Site C.1
Site C.2

Now within all sites A.1, A.2, B.1, B.2... there are documents and files. Now when I search, I choose "All Sites" from the drop down and enter a document name, but I get no results found...UNLESS I am within the same site as the document itself.

So for example if I am on the Home site and I search for a document (document is stored in site C.1), I get no results...however, if I am on the Site C or C.1 or C.2 and I search for the document I will get it as a result. Is this the correct behaviour?

How can I get around this so I can search for documents from any site and get all results?

Is the solution to this to create a new scope rather than use the All Sites scope?


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Figured it out, I used this guide, basically I deleted my Search Center and started again, Search and People Search works pretty smoothly now.


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    Commented Aug 21, 2015 at 16:17

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