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Yes. To be able to search even complex file types like Microsoft Word, Excel, or PowerPoint, UltraSearch uses the so-called IFilter interface, which is provided by the operating system. Third-party applications can also provide their own treatment routines that can be used to read certain file formats. Many file formats, such as the usual office formats, are already handled by the operating system's own routines.

UltraSearch is compatible with all Windows versions currently supported by Microsoft, including supported Windows Server versions (UltraSearch Professional Edition). The latest patches and updates should be installed. Please find more details here.

Yes. UltraSearch uses the so-called IFilter interface for full text search, which is provided by the operating system. To search PDF files, you need a filter for this file type, which is provided by Adobe, for example. You can download it here.

If you want to search for all files with a certain file extension, use the prefix ext: or extension:, for example:
to search for all text files with the extension "txt".

If you want to search for file content, use the prefix cont: or content: , for example:
to search all files with the word "license" in its content.

The full text search is time-consuming. It is therefore recommended to use additional search criteria like file name or file extension.

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