How To Reindex Search Results On A List In SharePoint 2013 And Office 365

Welcome to an article on how to Re-index search results in SharePoint 2013 and Office 365. Reindex is a feature on SharePoint 2013 & Office 365 where it helps to reindex all of the content in a list during the next scheduled crawl.

There are phases when the crawling surpasses the list as it sees that it has been crawled and all the items are in sync so those times the crawl does not pick up new changes if it is just an incremental crawl.

If you want your items to come up soon on the search results you can reindex the list so that reindex of all of the contents in this list is done during the next scheduled crawl.

Let’s see how we can do it.

  • Go to your site and open the List you want to reindex.
  • On the ribbon of the list, as per the screen shot below. Click on “List Settings”,

    List Settings

  • Under the settings, click on “Advanced settings”.

    Advanced Settings

  • Scroll down and you will find the option, Reindex List.


  • It will ask you again, if you want to go ahead.


  • Click on Reindex List and your list will indexed and will be picked up in the next crawl.

Here in this article we saw today how to Reindex search results on a List in SharePoint 2013 and Office 365. There are more to come, until then, keep reading and learning.

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