How to Increase the download limit of a SharePoint crawling process in SharePoint 2013/2016/?

Hello SharePointers,

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 🙂


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