There are few instances where you get the crawling error “The file reached the maximum download limit. Check that the full text of the document can be meaningfully crawled” . To avoid, you need to run the following powershell script.
Open the SharePoint Management Shell and run the following commands:
$searchapp = Get-SPEnterpriseSearchServiceApplication
$searchapp.GetProperty(“MaxDownloadSize”)—> (Shows current size)
$searchapp.SetProperty(“MaxDownloadSize”, <new size>)
Now you can restart the Search Server and Run the full crawl again.
Happy SharePointing 🙂