SP2013 – Boost your FileShare incremental crawls

Hi Search Enthusiasts I wanted to touch base on a particular hidden feature our SP2013 crawl is leveraging to improve File Shares incremental crawl performance. Before going into details, as a pre-requisite, you will need to confirm that a parent folder modified date changes if one document within that folder is modified. Some old file systems…

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SP2013 – Reasons to do a full crawl

Hi Search Enthusiasts A quickie to clarify one piece of documentation around Full Crawl. I came across a customer today claiming that after any software update or service pack install they were planning a full crawl against all their content sources. This is obviously very cumbersome as you would imagine. Their claim was made by…

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SP2013 – Crawler is unable to crawl some file share directories.

Hi Search Enthusiasts ! Today I would like to share a SP2013 crawl issue one of my customers faced a while back. A File Share content source was set up in the Search Service Application but everytime a full crawl completes the crawl log was showing that no documents were sucessfully indexed. How to troubleshoot…

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