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Specify file types to crawl (Office SharePoint Server 2007)

SharePoint 2007

Updated: September 11, 2008

Applies To: Office SharePoint Server 2007

Updated: 2008-09-11

Before you perform this procedure, confirm that:

ImportantImportant:

You must be a shared services administrator to complete this procedure.

To specify file types to include in the content index

Use the following procedure to add file types to the File Types list.

NoteNote:

Adding file types requires a full crawl of the content impacted by such changes.

Add file types

  1. Complete one of the following steps depending on the status of your installation.

    • If the Infrastructure Update for Microsoft Office Servers is installed, in Central Administration, on the Quick Launch, in the Shared Services Administration group, click a shared service.

      On the Shared Services Administration page, in the Search section, click Search administration.

      On the Search Administration page, on the Quick Launch, in the Crawling section, click File types.

      NoteNote:

      For more information, see Description of the Microsoft Office Servers Infrastructure Update (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=121886).

    • If the Infrastructure Update for Microsoft Office Servers is not installed, in Central Administration, on the Quick Launch, in the Shared Services Administration group, click a shared service.

      On the Shared Services Administration page, in the Search section, click Search settings.

      On the Configure Search Settings page, in the Crawl Settings section, click File types.

  2. On the Manage File Types page, click New File Type.

  3. On the Add File Type page, in the File extension box, type the file name extension for the file type that you want to add (for example, type doc).

    NoteNote:

    Do not add a period (.) character before the file type.

  4. Click OK.

  5. Repeat steps 3 through 5 for each file type that you want to add.

You can also delete file types from this list for the file types you do not want the crawler to include in the content index. Use the following procedure to delete file types from the File Types list.

NoteNote:

Deleting file types requires a full crawl of the content impacted by such changes.

Delete file types

  1. On the Manage File Types page, click the file name extension for the file type that you want to delete, and then click Delete on the menu that appears.

  2. In the message box, click OK to confirm the deletion.

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