configuring search server express 2010 to search inside pdf documents ,

I have installed the adobe pdf ifilter by following the below steps


after i installed the pdf ifilter i started a full crawl , when i try to search words inside of the documents it does not incude words inside of pdf documents

my environment

sharepoint foundation 2010

search server express 2010

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sharepointde1tuke, Make sure you re crawl your search database again.Do a full crawl. Hope that helps.Can't remember the syntax.If you still have issues let me know

  • It is a combination of doing the crawl and repasting the pdf key in the registry that did the trick Jan 21, 2011 at 16:50

What you could do is to install Windows Desktop Search to check if PDFs are searchable from there. If they aren't you have a iFilter-Problem otherwise its a SharePoint/SearchServer-Problem.

Another thing you could do is restarting the search services (like "osearch") or -if possible- restart the whole server.

Let us know if that helps.


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