Enable PDF file content searching – Steps to setup/configure iFilter PDF for SharePoint 2010

1. Install PDF iFilter 9.0 (64 bit) from here.

2. Download PDF icon file from pdf16.gif and copy at 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


<Mapping Key="pdf" Value="pdf16.gif" />

4. Add PDF file type on the Manage File Type page under Search Service Application.

5. Open registry by executing regedit on the Start > Run.

6. Navigate to the following location in the registry:

\\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Office Server\14.0\Search\Setup\ContentIndexCommon\Filters\Extension

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

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8. Enter .pdf and save key.

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9. Enter the following GUID into default value.

{E8978DA6-047F-4E3D-9C78-CDBE46041603}

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10. Restart the SharePoint Server Search 14 service.

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11. Run incremental crawl to include PDF files from SharePoint Central Administration.

12. PDF iFilter is successfully configured. Now you can search PDF file content.

13. Reset IIS, If you still cannot search the PDF file content.

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