Converters supported by AFSearch

index doc and pdf files using converters By default, AFSearch will index HTML, HTM, TXT files only. You can setup AFSearch to index additional files with different extensions and formats.

After you have created an AFSearch Index, click on [Settings | File Extensions] to define the file extenions you like to include for indexing. You can then use [Index | Add to Index] or [Index | Update Index] to index selected folder with the new file types.

Microsoft Import Converters

AFSearch supports text converters provided by Microsoft, for the indexing of of DOC and XLS files.

In most cases, these converters are already installed in the default directory as provided with MS-Office installation -- which are usually at:

C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\TEXTCONV\

The folder name might be different depending on your Windows version and language, e.g. it could be:
C:\Program Files\Fichiers communs\Microsoft Shared\TextConv

If you don't have the converter files, they are usually on your MS-OFFICE CDROM (search for files with .CNV extensions).

You can also download (FREE) Microsoft converter files from:;EN-US;212265

Please copy all the .CNV files to the TEXTCONV folder.

XPDF (PDFTOTEXT tool for PDF file indexing)

*** Xpdf is an open source viewer for Portable Document Format (PDF) files. and is licensed under the GNU General Public License (GPL). Xpdf is not part of AFSearch distribution package and is not covered by AFSearch license agreement. For more information about Xpdf, please visit