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When I try to crawl a file (say a word doc) with embedded contents, the crawler shows a warning :

This item was partially parsed. The item has been truncated in the index because it exceeds the maximum size. ( Document 'file:///C:/Program%20Files/Microsoft%20Office%20Servers/15.0/Data/Office%20Server/Applications/0d909b85-61d7-479f-9510-6fdef64350a3-crawl-0/gthrsvc//72/0x272_10000.docx' was partially processed. The parser was not able to parse the entire document.; )

And does not index the contents of the embedded file, where as the contents of the actual file are indexed. The embedded content here, is another simple word doc embedded as word object with icon and the entire file size is around 1MB.

Can search crawl a file with embedded contents?

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The error indicates that the file (not the "attachment") is too big. How big is it? – Max Melcher Sep 27 '13 at 4:03
Yes, I'm not really sure why. This is just a test file and the file size is 400Kb, and the attached file size also 400Kb. The same error occurs with any file (when it has embedded content). However, when I crawl them individually there seems to be no issue. – naanan Sep 28 '13 at 15:04

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