Google stopped crawling images for our site, when we moved images to cdn subdomain.

Old search console states image is crawlable, but new one states it is blocked by robots.txt (for same link).

our robots.txt has only this:

User-agent: *

Anyone know why is that?

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  • Which robots.txt file did you post? Is that the one from the main site, or the one from the subdomain? Sep 6 '19 at 11:03
  • One from the subdomain.
    – Robert
    Sep 6 '19 at 11:04
  • Have you tried a second line with just Disallow: in that robots.txt file? That is the standard way to allow all crawling. A missing robots.txt file should also allow all crawling. I think a blank robots.txt, or a robots.txt with just a User-Agent line it it should also, but I'd go with one of the standard ways just to make sure. Sep 6 '19 at 12:46
  • Ok, but shouldn't then be blocked on both consoles?
    – Robert
    Sep 6 '19 at 12:47
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    The URL Inspection tool is designed to check html pages and not resources like images. It's known to show that misleading error for images. Your best move is to search for your images in Google image search and see if they are there. Do a site:example.com search Sep 6 '19 at 17:42

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