Index miscellaneous file types

CDS indexes plenty of types of files. In the File types to index section, all of the file types that are indexed by CDS are listed by extension. You can add new file types by adding its extension, and specifying the indexing type.

NOTE: This page describes how to index additional file extensions, NOT FILE FOLDERS. To add file folders, see Add files to index.

To add a file extension

  1. In the Tools menu, click Options.

  2. Select the Advanced tab.

  3. Click Add. The Add an Extension window appears.

  4. Enter the extension of the new file type to be processed.

  5. Select an indexing type in the displayed list: File name only, Text document, Music file, Picture file, Video File.

  6. Click OK to confirm. The Add an Extension window will automatically close.

 

Type

Description

File name only

Indexes the name of the file and its location on your computer. This option is recommended when you are not sure if content indexing is supported for a given type of file.

Text document

Scans the entire document, indexes the text contents in addition to file name, metadata and location of the file on your computer.

Music file

Indexes the name of the file, its location on your computer and generic metadata (author, date modified, title). It also categorizes the file into the Music search category.

Picture file

Indexes the name of the file, its location on your computer and generic metadata (author, date modified, title). It also categorizes the file into the Pictures search category.

Video file

Indexes the name of the file, its location on your computer and generic metadata (author, date modified, title). It also categorizes the file into the Videos search category.

To index any file regardless of its extension, type *.* in the Extension box. Copernic Desktop Search will be able to index the file name and location on your computer of files with any extension. Be careful: It could severely increase the size of the index.