This project has moved and is read-only. For the latest updates, please go here.

Search function not indexing tags

Sep 15, 2016 at 1:39 PM
HI Dijji. First of all, I would like to thank you for this wonderfull application but I have run into a problem. Windows Search is not indexing the tags that I am adding to files. For e.g. I added the tag "XYZ" to a file but no results turn up when I search for XYZ. Would really appreciate your help. I am using Windows 10 x64.
Sep 15, 2016 at 3:06 PM
Hi Zertag

The first thing to do is to check that the folder containing your file is being indexed. Go to Indexing Options in the control panel and make sure that your folder is included in the indexed locations.

Sep 15, 2016 at 4:57 PM
Thank you for the reply, Dijji.

I realized that the problem was limited to PDF files and after some trial and error, I figured out the fix.

Tested on: File Meta v1.3 and v1.4; Windows 10 (x64)
  1. Go to 'Indexing Options' and select 'Advanced'
  2. In the 'Advanced Settings' window, go to the 'File Types' tab.
  3. Scroll down to PDF. Select the 'Index Properties Only' radio button (NOT 'Index Properties and File Contents')
This solved the problem.

Sep 15, 2016 at 5:53 PM
Great. And thanks for letting me and everybody else who might fall into this gotcha know what the fix is.