An IFilter is a plugin that allows Microsoft's search engines to index various file formats (as documents, email attachments, database records, audio metadata etc.) so that they become searchable.

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Make SharePoint search results link to document instead of DispForm.aspx with no iFilter

We are storing quite a lot of pdf documents (images with no dual layer text) and do not wish to add a pdf iFilter (with the resultant storage and search performance costs). As we do not have an ...
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Does Sharepoint 2013 support IFilters?

Earlier I asked how to register custom IFilters with Sharepoint 2013 and there're no answers. What bothers me is I can't even find evidence that IFilters are supported in this version. All the search ...
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What's the procedure for registering an IFilter with Sharepoint 2013?

I tried to register my custom IFilter with Sharepoint 2013 to no avail. I "creatively varied" the registration steps that worked for Sharepoint 2007 and Sharepoint 2010 but without success. Is there ...
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Is Fast Search able to extract file metadata?

I was not able to find if Fast Search is able to extract meta data from files. I'm not talking about meta data in the SharePoint document library, but meta data specific to file formats. Especially : ...
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Can't crawl Excel 2003 files from SharePoint 2013

I have a SharePoint 2013 farm and am crawling the contents of a legacy SharePoint 2007 farm on the same network domain. I am getting the following error crawling Excel 2003 files (i.e. xls format) ...
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How effective is Adobe ifilter for extracting text from scan\image in a pdf? SharePoint2010

How effective is Adobe ifilter for extracting text from scan\image in a pdf? does it give 100% result or it can have its own limitations. I am asking this because we have migrated a huge set of ...
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Is there an Ifilter for Nuance PDFs to be used in junction with SharePoint2010?

I know that there are ifilters for Adobe PDF files and hence make these files searchable inside Sharepoint. Have not tried them but is there an ifilter for nuance created PDF documents? Please let me ...
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Indexing PDF in SP2013: iFilter parser error, No filter installed for extension 'pdf'

When I attempt to index PDF files I get an error from the Crawl log in Central Admin: “Processing this item failed because of a IFilter parser error. (…) No filter installed for extension ‘pdf’” To ...
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Do we need Adobe IFILTER inside SharePoint 2013

I found this link which talks about Adobe Ifilter Adobe Ifilter now we will be working on pdf files inside our document library , but seems Sharepoint 2013 already index and search pdf documents by ...
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What's the best tool to use to convert scanned PDFs so they can be indexed in SharePoint?

I have a large amount of PDFs and I need to be able to search them in MOSS 2007. I am aware of the iFilter which is required, but it will not index scanned PDFs. What is the fastest way to handle this ...
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In a Workflow using SharePoint designer 2010 i want to make a condition using if statement

In a Workflow using SharePoint designer 2010 i want to make a condition using if statement and if the condition occurs i want go back to a certain action.
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How to Hide Filter Option from a Filtered View

I'm using query string filter to send values to a list. I'm filtering on the "ID" column. I'm also showing this ID column in the view, and so this ID is displayed with a filter option. Is there ...
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Can I get an email's attachment filenames as crawled properties from the SharePoint 2010 .MSG IFilter?

I would like to retrieve a .msg file's attachment names as a managed property so we can filter on it. Does SharePoint 2010's MSG IFilter expose this info? If not, does anyone know of a 3rd-party ...
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How to get “.sql” files to be searchable in SharePoint Foundation 2013?

What sort of black magic and secret handshakes do I need to do to get .sql files searchable with SP Foundation 2013? Specifically, how do I get files with the ".sql" extension be both indexed and ...
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Can Sharepoint 2010 / Adobe iFilter search results link to specific pages in PDF files?

I have Adobe iFilter installed in SharePoint Foundation 2010, and PDF files are appearing in the search result hits. If you click on the link, it opens the PDF file but not to the correct page where ...
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Sharepoint Search not indexing some RTF files

In a SP2013 environment I am experiencing difficulties with crawling some, but not all RTF files. I am aware that SP2013 will not crawl .rtf files out-of-the box so to accommodate this I have done ...
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Removing “<pdf:Producer>” from HitHighlighting results in Sharepoint with Foxit PDF IFilter

In my search results, I am getting something like this included in the HitHighlight section of the result item in the "Search Core Results" web part: <pdf:Producer>Microsoft® Word 2010 ...
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SharePoint 2007 unable to display pdf icon in old content

I've an issue on display pdf icon in SharePoint 2007, pdf icon should be display on the hyperlink created in Rich Text Editor. I tried to add the pdf icon (downloaded from adobe http://www.adobe.com/...