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HOWTO: Enabling indexing of specific file types
Posted by Timo Lahti (M-Files) on 03 September 2019 10:45 AM

   

Version 1.0 | Last Updated 03 September 2019

1     Overview

This article describes how to enable the full text search to index specified file types. 

This feature is often used for example to enable zip file content indexing.

2     Solution

It is possible to enable this feature server wide to all document vaults, or to a specific document vault.

Below are the registry entries you need to add on M-Files Server for each file type.

 

For entire server:

Path: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Motive\M-Files\<version>\Server\MFServer\ you need to add folder “FullTextSearch” and under that, the file type wanted to be indexed, e.g. zip (without “.”)

Value name: AllowIndexing

Value type: REG_DWORD (DWORD 32-bit Value)

Value data: 00000000 - [default] – disabled, 00000001 - enabled

 

Vault specific setting:

Path: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Motive\M-Files\<version>\Server\MFServer\FullTextSearch\Vaults\<vaultGuid>\<extension>

As in instructions for the whole server, you need to add missing folders to the path before the value name.

Value name: AllowIndexing

Value type: REG_DWORD (DWORD 32-bit Value)

Value data: 00000000 - [default] – disabled, 00000001 – enabled

 

Making these changes, you are required to restart the M-Files Server process for the settings to be effective.

Also, rebuilding the full text search index is needed for the existing files not indexed before will be added to the search index.

 

 

Related article:             Indexing large document files for file content search

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