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How to search in Sharepoint for terms only inside of documents in a doc library? (not the document properties)

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I'm trying to perform a search in Sharepoint but only on the content that exists within the documents in a document library.  I do not want the search query to search the metadata or properties of the document or doc library.

How can I make the search only search within docs in my library?

Thanks!
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by:Minesh Shah
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the simple search option gives the result of both.
in case you don't wan't metadata i don't think it is possible unless u remove all metadata & run crawl & then check
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by:Minesh Shah
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Hi,
Please check this.
go to site collection/_Layouts/NoCrawlSettings.aspx
uncheck the metadata you don't want to be appear in search & run a crawl. enjoy!!!!!!!
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by:ryankmiller
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MineSharePoint:
Thanks for the feedback.  I failed to mention that other search queries still need to be able to search all the attributes of the doc library.  So, if I uncheck then it can't be searched in any search query.

Have any other ideas?
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Minesh Shah earned 2000 total points
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1 way is to use advanced search and simple search.
other way is to exclude metadata you don't want in search.
3rd way you can exclude the site collection (in ssp) or library/list from search results (document library settings > advanced setting > last option).
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