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Add a file type to the content index (SharePoint Server 2010)

SharePoint 2010

Published: May 12, 2010

Summary: Learn how to specify a file type to include in the content index by adding it to the list of file types that are crawled.

To add a file type to the content index, you have to add it to the list of file types that are crawled. After you specify a new file type to include in the content index, you must perform a full crawl to ensure that content with the file name extension that is specified by the new file type is included in the content index.

Use the following procedure to add file types.

To add file types to the content index

  1. Verify that the user account that is performing this procedure is a service application administrator for the Search service application to which you want to add a file type to include in the content index.

  2. On the SharePoint Central Administration home page, in the Application Management section, click Manage service applications.

  3. On the Manage Search Applications page, click the Search service application to which you want to add the file type.

  4. On the Search Service Application: Search Administration page, in the Quick Launch, in the Crawling section, click File Types.

  5. On the Search Service Application: Manage File Types page, click New File Type.

  6. On the Search Service Application: Add File Type page, in the File extension text box, type the file name extension of the file type that you want to add.

  7. Click OK.

    The Search Service Application: Manage File Types page opens and the new file type is displayed in the File name extension list.

  8. Repeat the previous steps for each new file type that you want to add, and then perform a full crawl.

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