I made a crawl rule change that should impact a document library and cause some new documents to be inserted. However since it's a smallish change, and a full crawl can take awhile on our site (half a day most likely) I'm hoping I can update the library only with those changes somehow. Forcing a reindex in advanced settings then doing an incremental did not index the documents. Am I stuck doing a full crawl or is there another way to get those documents in?


When Crawl Rules have been added, deleted, or modified, a full crawl is required.

Here is the official technet article.

  • oh well, now go pardon me while I sob here a bit....I'll mark it the answer even if I don't have to like it.... – tekiegreg Sep 2 '16 at 18:48
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    we are here, trying to tell you what is the correct answer of the question...But liking & disliking, we cant control. :) – Waqas Sarwar MVP Sep 2 '16 at 18:49

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