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Indexing Document library which contains .RTF files

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Hi All,

I've just craeted a document library objects in my SharePoint site and then i imported several hundreds .RTF files into it, how and when can i perform search and compare of this files against each other ?

Does MOSS 2007 SP2 Enterprise supports indexing .rtf files ?

Thanks,

JJ
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You need to register the rtffilt.dll in Windows\system 32  (go to the directory at a command prompt, and type regsvr32 rtffilt.dll)

Go to the registry at

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Shared Tools\Web Server Extensions\12.0\Search\Setup\ContentIndexCommon\Filters\Extension\.rtf

If the SID here relates to the the standard plain text filter (which it will be),  look up the SID associated with rtffilt.dll (you find this searching the registry), then paste the correct SID at the above location, restart the server and all should be fine.

In the highly unlikely event that this doesn't work, try recrawling and ensure rtf files are selected, then restart the search service.

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ah yes, do i need to copy that DLL from somewhere before i do that ?
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yes, they're both the same {C5BD8BA8-4209-4A15-B010-534AEB020A54}

SearchRTF.jpg
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ok, I've added the rtf extension to the following location:

Shared Services Administration: SharedServices1 > Search Administration > File types  | Manage File Types  

hopefully that is enough without having to restart anything (service nor the WFE  server itself)
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and yet still failed ? i cannot perform search for any keyword inside this .rtf file ?
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rtf files have always been an issue for Sharepoint.  I really can't think of another solution besides the one I have given.  If anything comes to mind I will let you know.
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ah... thanks man, because i'm frustrated after I restart the server and then I follow your suggestion above to register the extension both in the registry and SSP1 still no joy (>_<).
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From the Microsoft site and googling around I've found this: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/291676/en-us but it is said for Microsoft SharePoint Portal Server 2001 so I'm hesitant to install it on my Server 2008 with MOSS 2007 SP2
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ok, so if I'm install this: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyId=60C92A37-719C-4077-B5C6-CAC34F4227CC&displaylang=en

would that give me the feature to index whatever inside the following file extension: This Filter Pack includes IFilters for the following formats: .docx, .docm, .pptx, .pptm, .xlsx, .xlsm, .xlsb, .zip, .one, .vdx, .vsd, .vss, .vst, .vdx, .vsx, and .vtx

it dosn't say anything about the SharePoint 2007 or 2010 since this download will install and register IFilters with the Windows Indexing Service.
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thanks man !
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