Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Install PDF IFilters for Sharepoint ( Not able to search pdf content in search results )

Here is the one more article on SharePoint where i cannot able to retrieve the content of the PDF file in search results.

Please find the below steps to get it done.

1) Install PDF iFilter 9.0 (64 bit) from

2) Download PDF icon picture from Adobe web site and copy to C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web Server Extensions\14\TEMPLATE\IMAGES\

3) Add the following entry in docIcon.xml file, which can be found at: C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web Server Extensions\14\TEMPLATE\XML within tags

4) Navigate to CA -> Manage Service Application -> Search Service Application, Add pdf file type on the File Type page

5) Open regedit

6) Navigate to the following location: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Office Server\14.0\Search\Setup\ContentIndexCommon\Filters\Extension

Right-click > Click New > Key to create a new key for .pdf

7) Add the following GUID in the default value {E8978DA6-047F-4E3D-9C78-CDBE46041603}

8) Restart the SharePoint Server Search 14

9) Reboot the SharePoint Server

10) Perform FULL crawl to get search results

Thank you !!

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