Supported file types

This table displays all file types that Copernic Desktop Search indexes by default. Please remember that CDS lets you add custom file types through the Advanced tab of the Options window.

Type

File Formats

Emails

Eudora (versions: 5.0 or later)
Mozilla Thunderbird (versions: 1.0 or later)
Outlook (versions: 2007, 2003, XP, 2000)
Outlook Express/Windows Mail (versions: 6.x, 5.x, including all non-password protected OE identities)
Outlook Express/Windows Mail Electronic Mail (EML)

Files

Metadata are indexed for the following file formats:

Microsoft Word documents (DOC) (versions: 2007, 2003, XP, 2000, 98 (Mac), 97, 95 (7.0), 6.0)
Microsoft Excel spreadsheets (XLS) (versions: 2007, 2003, XP, 2000, 97, 95 (7.0), 5.0)
Microsoft PowerPoint presentations (PPS, PPT) (versions: 2007, 2003, XP, 2000, 97)
Adobe PDF documents (versions: 1.5, 1.4, 1.3, 1.2, 1.1, 1.0)
WordPerfect documents (WPD, WPF, WP) (versions: 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5.x (Windows), 5.2 (not Far East versions), 5.1 (not Far East versions), 5.0)
OpenOffice.org documents (ODT, OTT, ODM, OTH, ODS, OTS, ODP, OTP) (versions: 2.0, 1.1)
StarOffice documents (SXW, STW, SXC, STC, SXI, STI) (versions: 8.0, 7.0)
Microsoft Rich Text Format (RTF)
Unicode Text files (TXT)
Active Server Page documents (ASP)
C Code/Program files (C)
C++ Code/program files (CPP)
C# .NET Source files (CS)
Comma-Separated Variables files (CSV)
Header file (H)
Assembler language, Active Server Include file, Include file (various), Internet Connection file (used by ISPs) (INC)
Initialization/Configuration file (INI)
Java Source Code files (JAVA)
Pascal Source Code files (PAS)
XML Stylesheet (XSL)
Hypertext Markup Language documents (HTML, XHTML)
Extensible Markup Language documents (XML)
ASCII Text files (ASC)
ANSI documents (ANS)
PHP scripts (PHP)
Log file (LOG)
UCS2 Unicode documents (with some limitations)
UTF8 documents (with some limitations)

File name is indexed for the following file formats:

Gzip Compressed archive (GZ)
Compressed Archive File (ZIP)
Windows Help file (HLP)
WinRAR Compressed archive (RAR)
Macromedia Flash Format file (SWF)
Tape Archive file (TAR)
Visio Drawing documents (VSD)
OpenOffice.org Draw File (SXD)
MHTML Document (MHT)

Music

Metadata are indexed for the following file formats:

iTunes Audio files (M4P, AAC)
MPEG Audio Stream, Layer II (MP2)
MPEG Audio Stream, Layer III (MP3)
MPEG-4 Audio Layer (M4A)
Windows Media Audio file (WMA)
Windows Waveform sound/Audio (WAV, WAVE)
Ogg Vorbis Codec Compressed WAV file (OGG)
MP3 PlayList File (M3U)
WinAmp MPEG PlayList File (PLS)

File name is indexed for the following file types:

RealMedia Media file (RA, RAM, RMM, RPM)
Musical Instrument Digital Interface file (MIDI)

and many others, including: .aa, .acp, .aif, .aifc, .aiff, .au, .cda, .cdda, .m4b, .mka, mpga, .rmi, .sd2, .snd, .wax

Pictures

Metadata are indexed for the following file formats:

Graphics Interchange Format (GIF)
JPEG Format (JPE, JPEG, JPG )
Exchangeable Image File Format (EXIF)

File name is indexed for the following file formats:

Windows Bitmap Graphics (BMP)
Portable (Public) Network Graphic (PNG)
Photoshop Format (PSD)
QuickTime Image (QTI, QTIF)
Tagged Image Format file (TIF, TIFF)
X-Windows Bitmap Graphic (XBM)
Windows Icon (ICO)

and many others, including: .cgm, .dib, .jfif, .mac, .pct, .pcx, .pic, .pict, .pnt, .pntg, .rp

Videos

Metadata are indexed for the following file formats:

MPEG Video Files (MPE, MPEG, MPG, MPS, MPV, MPV2)
MPEG-4 Video Files (MP4)
Windows Media Video Files (WMV)
Microsoft Audio Video Interleaved (AVI)
QuickTime Movie (MOV)

File name is indexed for the following file formats:

Microsoft Windows Media metafile (WVX)
Data Interchange Format (DIF)
RealMedia Videos (RAM)
Matroska Video Stream (MKV)
Ogg Vorbis Compressed Video File (OGM)

and many others, including: .3g2, .3gp, .asf, .asx, .dv, .IVF, .m1v, .m2v, .m4e, .mp2v, .mpa, .qt, .rv, .wm, .wmp, .wmx

Favorites/Bookmarks

Internet Shortcut (.URL files)
Internet Explorer (versions: 5.0 or later)
Mozilla Firefox (version: 1.0)
Mozilla (version 1.0 or later)
Netscape (versions: 8.x, 7.x, 6.x)

History

Internet Shortcut (.URL files)
Internet Explorer (versions: 5.0 or later)
Mozilla Firefox (version: 1.0)
Mozilla (version 1.0 or later)
Netscape (versions: 8.x, 7.x, 6.x)

Contacts

Outlook (versions: 2007, 2003, XP, 2000 - including Exchange Server)
Outlook Express/Windows Mail (versions: 6.x, 5.x)
Mozilla Thunderbird (versions: 1.0 or later)
Windows Address Book (versions: Vista, XP, 2000, NT, Me, 98)