SharePoint 2010 Search result Not found documents for a specific library in specific SharePoint site

Hi All,

I came across a situation where user is trying to search documents selecting the option “search in same site” instead of “all sites” from  search box and getting no result where as can find documents from other library with in same site.

Why such happens ?

The first point comes to mind for search error is  content not crawled, indexing not done for this situation.

Yes , its true but we need to think why  ?

As per my investigation I found the setting of the library as below


By default SharePoint only crawls major versions of files and draft items are only viewable by their creators. SharePoint is behaving as expected out of box.Draft items are not crawled in SharePoint

Resolution :

This behavior can be altered in Document Library Settings -> Versioning Settings -> Draft Item Security

Select the option “Any user who can read items”.

This will allow all users to see draft items including the crawling account.

  • Else you need to select “Create major versions” option or can publish the documents as major versions if want to get those documents in search result as per client wish.


Crawl error Processing this item failed because of an unknown error when trying to parse its contents sharepoint

During various search troubleshooting i came across the following crawling error in the Crawl log of a SharePoint 2013 environment.

Processing this item failed because of an unknown error when trying to parse its contents. (Error parsing document ‘http://********.*****.com/Project/abcd/Q_M/ABX/SitePages/Homepage.aspx’. Sandbox worker pool is
closed.; ; SearchID = *******************)

In order to fix this you can try to perform the following action plan:
Open “Local Policies
Click on “User rights assignment


Make sure that the search service account has the following rights:
Replace a process level token


Adjust memory quotas for a process


Impersonate a client after authentication


Please make sure that the policies don’t get changed afterwards.

After implementing the above changes please run a clear configuration cache
After clearing the cache, start a full crawl and the errors should be gone.

Retrive account password powershell

Slow SharePoint improve performance without upgrading hardware

what you can do if your SharePoint is sometimes very slow.

E.g.: on the first start of a Site
Sometimes during the day a search query will take about a minute until you get results…..

Just look on that article:

it will improve “feeled” performance (site response times) massive, if you’re going to implement both solutions.

Disabling CRL Check is just necessary if the SP Server does not have internet connectivity, that means proxy settings must be configured for the server itself, and your proxy must allow traffic from the server of course.

SharePoint item crawled returned error when attempting to download the item example aspx file


SharePoint Crawl Log Error: The SharePoint item being crawled returned an error when attempting to download the item for example .aspx files


1.Open Regedit on your search server/s
2.Navigate to this registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Office Server\14.0\Search\Global\Gathering Manager
3.Change Value “UserAgent” from “MSIE 4.01” to “MSIE 8.0
4.Restart the SharePoint Search Service.
5.Open a SharePoint PowerShell
7.If this returns false then we need to deploy one
Enable-SPSessionStateService -DatabaseName “NameOfDatabase”