What is the best way to show only folders in the search results?

I've tried adding a search refiner for Content Type but the Content Type search refiner doesn't show up. And yes, I've added a new mapped property, as the original Content Type mapped property is not able to be used as a search refiner.


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What you can do is use the IsDocument property: IsDocument:0 Here


Append this to your search: ContentType="Folder"

  • Can you please improve your answer with some more brief explanation.
    – Asad Refai
    Sep 30, 2015 at 5:19
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    @AsadRefai To be quite frank, what is there to explain? It's checking if the content type is of folder (which isn't always the case, some are a weird text utf8 folder content type). It's just as descriptive as the accepted answer
    – Zain
    Oct 24, 2019 at 15:04

Append this to your search: ContentType="Folder" FolderName


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