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Windows 7: How can I search within .PDF files?

26 Feb 2011   #1

Windows 7 home premium 32bit
How can I search within .PDF files?

I recently switched from XP to 7. Using XP, when I did a search for a test string, it would search within .pdf files. Now, using Win 7, it does not. It does search within .txt and .doc files, but not within .PDF files. This is a major pain-in-the-butt for me, since I have a lot of important data in .PDF file.

Unless I can fix this problem, I'm sorry I switched from XP to 7!

BTW, I have been struggling with this for several days, and have tried many suggestions that I found online. None of them worked!



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26 Feb 2011   #2

Windows 10 Pro X64

See here, see if this helps: Setting Up Windows Search
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26 Feb 2011   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ztruker View Post
See here, see if this helps: Setting Up Windows Search
If the above doesn't help, take a look here.......
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