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Cant find text inside .pdf

Posted: Tue Dec 24, 2019 8:59 am
by PRF
Hi, Im using the option content:"my text here" to search text inside some pdf files. It works with some words but it doesn't with others.
Im also using Agent Ransack, doing the same search and it find the all the text queries on those same pdf files.

Here is a screenshot:
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Is this a bug? Am I doing something wrong?
Thanks.

Re: Cant find text inside .pdf

Posted: Tue Dec 24, 2019 9:44 am
by horst.epp
Thats not a bug but a limitation of the content function.
Agent Ransack uses any installed IFilter for PDF content which is not the case with Everythings content search.

Re: Cant find text inside .pdf

Posted: Tue Dec 24, 2019 6:56 pm
by PRF
I see, thanks for the reply.
Is there any way to remove that limitation? (other than just using another program :) ) Like installing and telling Everything to use another filter for PDF search?

Re: Cant find text inside .pdf

Posted: Tue Dec 24, 2019 10:19 pm
by void
Everything uses the associated iFilter to search PDF content.

Please make sure you are using the x64 version of Everything.

Please try running Everything as a standard user:
  • In Everything, from the Tools menu, click Options.
  • Click the General tab on the left.
  • Check Everything service.
  • Uncheck Run as administrator.
  • Click OK.
  • Exit Everything (right click the Everything tray icon and click Exit).
  • Restart Everything.

Re: Cant find text inside .pdf

Posted: Tue Dec 24, 2019 11:05 pm
by PRF
Using Version 1.4.1.935 (x64)

I've tried your suggested settings:
(Yes, I completely restarted Everything)
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One letter makes all the difference :|
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Re: Cant find text inside .pdf

Posted: Thu Dec 26, 2019 3:47 am
by void
Currently, in Everything, the adobe iFilter will not work on Windows 7 with Adobe Reader 11.

You'll need Windows 10, or Adobe Reader 9.x.

I've added this to my Things to fix list.
Thanks for the bug report.

Re: Cant find text inside .pdf

Posted: Thu Dec 26, 2019 4:10 am
by PRF
Ok, and thanks to you for the replies and this great program!

Re: Cant find text inside .pdf

Posted: Thu Dec 26, 2019 10:52 am
by horst.epp
PRF wrote:
Thu Dec 26, 2019 4:10 am
Ok, and thanks to you for the replies and this great program!
You may try PDFlib TET PDF IFilter, its free for Home desktop use and works fine for me since Windows 7 and now in Windows 10.
https://www.pdflib.com/de/download/tet-pdf-ifilter/

Re: Cant find text inside .pdf

Posted: Fri Dec 27, 2019 2:59 pm
by NotNull
horst.epp wrote:
Thu Dec 26, 2019 10:52 am
You may try PDFlib TET PDF IFilter
I tried this some time ago (thanks to your suggestion in another thread :)), but couldn't get the PDF iFilter work as a preview handler (now using SumatraPDF for previews instead).

Did you get that working somehow?

Re: Cant find text inside .pdf

Posted: Sat Dec 28, 2019 8:57 am
by horst.epp
NotNull wrote:
Fri Dec 27, 2019 2:59 pm
horst.epp wrote:
Thu Dec 26, 2019 10:52 am
You may try PDFlib TET PDF IFilter
I tried this some time ago (thanks to your suggestion in another thread :)), but couldn't get the PDF iFilter work as a preview handler (now using SumatraPDF for previews instead).

Did you get that working somehow?
Yes, for me its works the same as SumatraPDF which I also have.