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WSS 3 search on one library not working

We recently had a patch/hotfix break our WSS 3.0 search. We finally got search working again, but then it wasn't searching PDFs anymore. I uninstalled and reinstalled the Adobe iFilter 6.0 and made the registry changes. It is now searching MOST PDFs. However, there is one library it will not search. It is a library on the same site as other PDF documents that are getting searched. The option to have this library included in searches is set to yes. I have copied the documents to a folder, deleted the library, and set it back up again, and the documents are still not being searched. The were searched before the patch/hotfix. I have tried kicking off fullcrawls to no avail. Thanks.
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chapmanjwCommented:
Is it that the files are not being indexed at all (file names, meta data) or just the full-text indexing within the documents?
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MegGraceAuthor Commented:
If I type in the filename, or "PDF", it will show the matching documents. So I guess it is the full-text indexing within the documents in this one particular library.
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MegGraceAuthor Commented:
Hmm, that got me thinking. I went back and did a different search, and it appears the full-text indexing isn't working, it is only pulling up files with the search term in the filename. Urgh.
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chapmanjwCommented:
Are those particular documents searchable?  (The PDF itself has to have searchable text).  One way to identify this is to open it up and see if you can select text with your cursor or if it is just an image.
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MegGraceAuthor Commented:
Ok, it is full-text searching, just not PDFs, apparently. The documents are searchable. There were being crawled before the patch/hotfix that broke search in the first place. Before I reinstalled the iFilter, the PDFs weren't even showing up in the search results, now they show up, but only if the search term is in the filename.
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chapmanjwCommented:
Will it work with other types of documents, such as Word docs?
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MegGraceAuthor Commented:
It does work with Word docs, those appear to be fully searched.
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chapmanjwCommented:
Do you see any errors on those documents in the search logs?
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MegGraceAuthor Commented:
I'm sorry - do you know how I tell which ones are the search logs? All I see are diagnostic, and generically named/dated log files. Thanks.
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chapmanjwCommented:
Goto Central Admin > Shared Services Provider.  In the search options there for the content source you should see crawl logs.  
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MegGraceAuthor Commented:
I don't think I have that in WSS - I think it is only MOSS?
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chapmanjwCommented:
Are you using Search Server 2008 then?
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MegGraceAuthor Commented:
No.
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chapmanjwCommented:
Since you aren't using MOSS or Search Server, I think you need to manually kick off the full crawl, see: http://workerthread.wordpress.com/2008/01/03/configure-pdf-ifilter-in-wss-30/
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MegGraceAuthor Commented:
I did that too. We finally got it working, but not sure what did it. I updated the registry key, installed the ifilter on the SQL server, and then a co-worked updated the registry key. It is now searching the text from PDFs. Thanks for your help.
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