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Adding PDF Search Support and Icon to SharePoint 2007

By amandaperran in : SharePoint 2007 // Dec 29 2006

Mike Gannotti has instructions posted on his blog for adding the PDF icon to SharePoint 2007 as well as the steps required to install the PDF iFilter and include the File Type in the content index. He even links to the correct places on the Adobe site where you can not only download the iFilter but also the correct 17 x 17 icon. Nice work!

This is one of many posts that I add to my blog to save me to trouble of looking for the link later since I am sure I will refer to it again. J

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6 Responses to "Adding PDF Search Support and Icon to SharePoint 2007"

  1. hashim January 14, 2007 2:05 am


    I like your blog’s theme. I too am interested in the same technologies as you do. Matter of fact, we’re shifting to MS SP 2007 now to handle all of our online web applications.

    It is my first time to deal with MS SP, I really would appreciate any thoughts that you might have with regards to what components we’ll need to setup and run the website. I’d love to read any recommendations that you think would help in this project.

    Hope to see you post again… soon.

  2. Andy April 10, 2007 3:51 am


    here is another nice link to that topic: http://www.sharepointblogs.com/ssa/archive/2006/10/13/enabling-pdf-search-in-moss-2007.aspx
    (your link seems to be broken)
    It is a pity that there is no 64bit version of the Adobe iFilter, since we are running MOSS on a 64bit server. Hence we can’t set up a prober PDF search on it. :-(
    Remember you have to install the “icon” feature on your front end servers (if you have any).

    Best wishes,


  3. Rajesh Kumar March 13, 2008 5:14 am


    We have installed MOSS 2007, My Core objective PDF and DWJ File search with Subject and Keyword. Does this possiable. We have tried many opitions using different ifilters avaliable. Awaiting for your reply.


  4. Jen March 20, 2008 12:17 pm

    I was also wondering if you had another link available regarding this subject. The link provided in your blog isn’t working. We just recently installed MOSS 2007 and it has been a learning experience. Thanks!!!


  5. Scott April 18, 2008 8:01 am

    Same for us. I’m digging around trying to find out how to setup pdf within moss 2007.

  6. Matt Beaver April 21, 2008 10:01 am

    This blog shows how to use FoxIt’s free PDF iFilters for both x32 & x64 servers


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