SharePoint Search Including Path as Metadata

Copper Contributor

Our files in SharePoint are organised in a very structured manner, for example:


\{Client Name}\Legal\Contract.docx

\{Client Name}\Proposals\20230914-RFP-{Project Name}.docx


If I search for "Client Name Contract" I would like the first document to return. But instead it picks some seemingly random PowerPoint presentation that must mention the terms.


At worst I would like to be able to search for "Client Name Legal" and get the folder. I can search "Legal" but I get every client variation.


Is there anyway to include the file path as metadata that is searchable? In our case all clients are in a single Document library, we have debated splitting them into Client Sites. But on the face of it our problems will be worse. At least today we can navigate a simple folder structure.



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