How to search for SharePoint files

How to search for SharePoint files on your intranet

Use these instructions to search for SharePoint files using your ThoughtFarmer intranet search engine. Your intranet search results will include documents from libraries in any SharePoint sites to which your intranet administrator has set up a connection. When you click on a SharePoint file in the search results, the document will open in SharePoint rather than on the intranet.

"SharePoint" tab in search results

  • Step 1: Search on the intranet as you normally would, by entering a search term in the site search box.
  • Step 2: On the search results page click the "SharePoint" tab at the top right of the page.
  • Step 3: Use search filters on the left-hand side of the page to narrow down results.
  • Step 4: Click once on a document to open it in SharePoint.
To switch back to viewing intranet search results, click the "Your intranet name" tab beside the "SharePoint" tab in the top right.

Select "SharePoint" in search dropdown menu

  • Step 1: Click the dropdown menu to the left of the search box at the top of any page.
  • Step 2: Select "SharePoint" from the list of options.
  • Step 3: Enter your search terms and click the "Search" button that looks like a magnifying glass.
  • Step 4: The search results page will show only documents stored in SharePoint sites.