My understanding is that custom properties (=metadata) supplied for uploaded documents will become crawled properties, after a full index. Such has been done.
Examining the list of crawled properties (no mean feat) has not yet yielded a single crawled property relatable to my metadata. That the content has been indexed is proven by the Search results.
I want to map some of the metadata fields to managed properties, so that a search can return results within that scope.
First, can I assume that these crawled properties will appear within the "SharePoint" category in Crawled Properties?
Second, any ideas why the custom fields (=site columns) haven't morphed into crawled properties?