I have a lot of pages and media items in my database, but the Navigate to item and the Select media panes are completely empty and search does not return any results.

My initial thought was that something with the search index was broken. So I rebuilt them, but without luck.

Any ideas?


I do get this, when using Chrome Developer Tools

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  • did you try to rebuild master index ? Commented May 30, 2017 at 11:39
  • Yes, at least I think so. I rebuilt all indexes in the indexing manager. Screenshot: imgur.com/a/HPKD8
    – chilly
    Commented May 30, 2017 at 11:47
  • and no errors? did you try again after you rebuild the index? Commented May 30, 2017 at 11:50
  • No errors, and the master index reports as "Healthy". See previous screenshot. However, I don't understand what "Number of fields: -1" means.
    – chilly
    Commented May 30, 2017 at 11:52
  • One thing that might be of interest is that the console logs this: imgur.com/a/8Qhl0
    – chilly
    Commented May 30, 2017 at 11:55

1 Answer 1


The empty Select media pane was solved by adding a missing config file

Heading into the App_Config\Include folder, I sure enough found a sneaky “Sitecore.Speak.ContentSearch.Solr.config.example” hiding away. Why was it not named “Sitecore.ContentSearchSpeak.Speak.Solr.config.example” so it showed up with all the other configs? I have no idea. Either way, when you open this file, you see exactly what you’re looking for: Renaming that file to remove the “.example” extension leaves me with something I like.

Read more: http://www.rockpapersitecore.com/2016/05/16/sitecore-8-1-the-select-media-speak-ui-and-solr/

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