Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Search Error – ‘Cannot create a file when that file already exists

When try to start manual crawl got following error
‘Cannot create a file when that file already exists’ upon trying to run an index
Event view log:
The Execute method of job definition Microsoft.Office.Server.Search.Administration.IndexingScheduleJobDefinition (ID 31df2d41-6991-4fe7-8e4b-683c913cdbe5) threw an exception. More information is included below. Cannot create a file when that file already exists. (Exception from HRESULT: 0x800700B7)
ULS log:
CGatherer::CreateCrawlFromStartAddressList: CRAWL_ACQUIREID failed. m_dwProjectID=1, dwCrawlStatus=5 – File :\office\source\search\search\gather\server\gatherobj.cxx Line:6562
  • Check service account for “Office SharePoint Server Search” in services.msc.
  • Change it to “Local System Account” or use Farm Admin account to run the service.
  • Restart the OSearch service from service.msc and also from Central Admin.
Please let me know in case of any queries.

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