Sharepoint crawler throwing indexing error for files larger than 64MB


  • Hi all,

    It seems like SharePoint is unable to properly index larger files (more than 64MB). All of these files encountered a

    "Processing this item failed because the parser server ran out of memory. Document failed to be processed. It probably crashed the server" error.

    it seems like this error occurs when i set the max download size to 512MB ( my largest file is 500MB ) if i set it back to the default, it gives a warning about reaching the maximum download limit for the large files instead of throwing the error. 

    The contents of the files are not searchable in either case. Any ideas? 


    Friday, July 6, 2018 8:01 AM

All replies

  • Hi,


    If you set the MaxDownloadSize property of a Search service application to a value that's greater than 100 (default is 64), the indexing of files fails, November 10, 2015, update for SharePoint Server 2013 solved the issue.


    Refer to the following article:



    Best regards,

    Ethan Liu

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    Monday, July 9, 2018 8:58 AM