Re: desktop search recommendations

Subject: Re: desktop search recommendations
From: Ned Bedinger <doc -at- edwordsmith -dot- com>
To: "Pinkham, Jim" <Jim -dot- Pinkham -at- voith -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 10 Jul 2007 20:33:29 -0700

Pinkham, Jim wrote:
> Kevin, indexed file types are noted below -- and the WDS help also
> describes ways to make the software further extensible through iFilters:
> *********
> "Searchable file types
> Microsoft Windows Desktop Search indexes more than 200 of the most
> common file types, all of which are listed below.
> However, Windows Desktop Search cannot index every type of file.

I wonder what this is about. I built an indexer once, and it could open,
read, and index any file on disk. It could index the text in an
otherwise binary file (a visio diagram, a spreadsheet, a word doc, etc).
So if my homemade indexer could do that, and it was just stock VB that
I used to do it, I wonder what's with WDS in this regard?

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RE: desktop search recommendations: From: Kevin McLauchlan
RE: desktop search recommendations: From: Pinkham, Jim

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