Configuration Pane : File Types to Index

Add File Types

CDS indexes plenty of types of files. All file types indexed by CDS are listed in the File types section in the Advanced Option tab. You can index new file types by adding them to this list.

To add a new file type:

    • In the Tools menu, click Options.
    • Select the Advanced tab, File Types section.
    • Click Add.
    • Type the new file type you wish to index.
    • Select a category in the Category list.
    • Select an indexing action in the Index Action list.
    • Click anywhere in the list or press Enter key to submit the new file type.
    • Click Back to main view to save your changes.

Category

Description

Files Categorizes the file into the Files search category.
Music Categorizes the file into the Music search category.
Pictures Categorizes the file into the Pictures search category.
Videos Categorizes the file into the Videos search category.

Indexing Actions

Description

File name only Indexes the name of the file, generic metadata (author, date modified, title) and its location on your computer. This option is recommended when you are not sure if content indexing is supported for a given type of file.
Document content Scans the entire document, indexes the text contents in addition to the file name, metadata and location of the file on your computer.
Note: You can use the wildcard * to cover many File Types at the same time. For example, you can enter the Type .a* to cover all File Type beginning with the letter "a".
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Modify File Types

CDS indexes plenty of types of files. All file types indexed by CDS are listed in the File types section in the Advanced Option tab. You can index new file types by adding them to this list.

To modify an existing file type:

    • In the Tools menu, click Options
    • Select the Advanced tab, File Types section.
    • Select the appropriate file type in the list.
    • Click Modify.
    • Modify the current File TypeCategory or Indexing Action for the selected element.
    • Click anywhere in the list or press the Enter Key to validate the change.
    • Click Back to main view to save your changes.

Category

Description

Files Categorizes the file into the Files search category.
Music Categorizes the file into the Music search category.
Pictures Categorizes the file into the Pictures search category.
Videos Categorizes the file into the Videos search category.

Indexing Actions

Description

File name only Indexes the name of the file, generic metadata (author, date modified, title) and its location on your computer. This option is recommended when you are not sure if content indexing is supported for a given type of file.
Document content Scans the entire document, indexes the text contents in addition to the file name, metadata and location of the file on your computer.

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Remove File Types

CDS indexes plenty of types of files. All file types indexed by CDS are listed in the File types section in the Advanced Option tab. You can index new file types by adding them to this list.

To remove a file type extension:

    • In the Tools menu, click Options.
    • Select the Advanced tab, File Types section.
    • Select the appropriate file type in the list.
    • Click Remove.
    • Click Yes in the Warning window.
    • Click Back to main view to save your changes.

Important: Once a file type is removed from the list, the corresponding documents will no longer be indexed and all previously indexed documents of this type will be removed from the index.

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