We have an issue with a document library whereby documents are losing their metadata, i.e. in View Properties, the metadata fields are empty. However if you click on version history, all of the metadata fields are there and populated. This is true even for documents with only one published version.
Any ideas how can this be restored?
We are also having issues with the search in this document library, whereby some documents do not appear in the results even if you type the exact name/title in the search field. Tried to reset index but did nothing. I am wondering if its worth nuking the library and recreating.
Thanks in advance.
The latter issue with the search has been resolved - it related to Draft Item Security - as discussed in point 4. of this article by Harry Chen:
where "Draft Item Security"is set to "Only users who can edit items" - the indexer only crawls published versions, and minor versions are not published. Changing the setting to "Only users who can read items" has fixed the issue.
The metadata issue remains outstanding.