I was reading through Itay Shakury’s blog this evening, specifically his article pertaining to “Copied folders are not indexed bug”. Definitely an eye opening article pertaining to the fact that when a folder is copied to a new location, it is no longer indexed by the index server without dumping the index and starting a full crawl.
Similarly, I have found that junior admins inadvertently cause indexing follies of sorts doing migrations. If the junior admin is completing a migration of data through the method of moving a content database from one SharePoint farm to another, there seems to be a high frequency of not defining the indexer for the database in question. In as such, the content database’s site collections are not indexed and search results continue to return not full results.
Other indexing follies that continue to persist:
- Microsoft Office 2007 File Format – http://go.spdan.com/yhupm
- Adobe PDF iFilter 9 for x64 – http://go.spdan.com/mazed