Unable To Crawl NTFS Sources From Unix because of Exception "Error processing folder : FILE://localhost/<path>/<file>/ Exception : null"

(Doc ID 865505.1)

Last updated on FEBRUARY 11, 2017

Applies to:

Oracle Secure Enterprise Search - Version to
Generic UNIX


Problem Statement:

When running OracleSES on Unix, it is unable to parse contents of an NTFS source using the Lin Win Bridge Web Service. This has been verified with version,, and of SES and NTFS connector.

The Web Service configuration has been done correctly with the NTFSWebService.zip file from the OracleSES installation because the Web Service functionality has been verified by manual invocation with HTML browser and access to http://<IISServer>:<port>/NTFSWebService/NTFSWebService.asmx works correctly invoking GetDFList, GetMinimalMetadata or GetDocContainer.

However the OracleSES crawler reports errors

11:42:11:513 DEBUG filter_0 NTFSCrawlerPlugin Display url in
11:42:11:544 ERROR filter_0 Error processing folder :
FILE://localhost/...path.../DsoFile/ Exception : null
11:42:11:544 DEBUG filter_0 NTFSCrawlerPlugin ntfs lin win crawl ms:31


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