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We currently have a SharePoint 2010 Single server farm. The patch level is SP1 with June CU. The issue is with incremental or full crawls of content sources. The error is as follows:

The system cannot find the path specified. (Exception from HRESULT: 0x80070003)

The paths that are used http://intranet and http://mysites. If I were to reset the index and do a full crawl we would have success with no error as stated above. The problem is always on subsequent crawls.

We also confirmed the permissions of the gthrsvc_Osearch14 is set appropriately for the search acct.

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Looks like your Index location is Corrupt.

Do you have a test environment where a similar behavior is occuring? If so I would recommend a backup of your SP server then do a hard delete of the Index files (Gather n stuff). Then do an Index reset and start a full crawl once again.

Any other SharePoint Logs being written during this error?

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I am not seeing any other logs written. Just the error I attached through the crawl logs. –  Paul Akerlind Nov 4 '11 at 18:29
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Have you tried crawling a port number instead of a name? That usually does the trick for me

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This hotfix resolves the following error message:

Unhandled Exception: System.IO.DirectoryNotFoundException: The system cannot find the path specified. (Exception from HRESULT: 0x80070003)

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