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Where are the SharePoint 2013 Search Suggestions?

What to do when search suggestions don’t show up? Run the “prepare query suggestions” timer job!

If you set up search suggestions (as described in ) you may notice that no suggestions drop down from the search bar. That makes sense, because they only appear after the “prepare query suggestion” timer job has run. You can force this via PowerShell like this:

Start-SPTimerJob -Identity “prepare query suggestions”

We’ve added the following TechNet Wiki page that describes how to do that: It will contain any updates to this tip.


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