Manage the search index in SharePoint Server

APPLIES TO: yes2013 yes2016 yes2019 noSharePoint in Microsoft 365

The following articles describe how you can manage the search index.

SharePoint Server 2019 has both a classic and a modern search experience. Both search experiences use the same search index to find search results. Learn about the differences between the search experiences in SharePoint Server.

Articles about managing the search index

The following articles about managing the search index in SharePoint Server are available to view online. Writers update articles on a continuing basis as new information becomes available and as users provide feedback.

Content Description
Manage the search schema in SharePoint Server Learn how to use the search schema to collect content in the search index and retrieve content from the search index.
Add or remove a file type from the search index in SharePoint Server Learn how to add or remove a file type from the SharePoint search index by modifying the list of file types that the search system crawls.
Delete items from the search index or from search results in SharePoint Server Learn how to remove an item from the search index or SharePoint search results by removing the URL.
Reset the search index in SharePoint Server Learn how to reset the SharePoint search index.