SharePoint Search error - "The SharePoint item being crawled returned an error when attempting to download the item."
If you are running a crawl and noticed that you are getting the above error on certain site or site collection.. you can correct it by one or combination of the following solutions
- Avoid placing core results webpart on homepage.
- Make sure that all custom webpages are checked in.
- If you have any page other than the default.aspx as the hompage at the root site of the site collection, then set the default.aspx as homepage and run crawl. Once it is successful, you can go ahead and set the other page as your homepage.
- Try installing Aug CUs.