FAST Search not indexing PDF content inside a ZIP file


.pdf and .zip are both listed under FAST Search Server 2010 supported formats on TechNet, but you find that .pdf contained in .zip does not get indexed.


FAST Search does not provide an iFilter for PDF support, but uses another converter in its document processing pipeline. This conversion happens before iFilter processing in the document pipeline, but iFilters are responsible for all archive extraction. At the later iFilter stage, any files found in an archive are processed only if iFilters for their formats exist, which is not the case for PDFs.  


A 3rd-party iFilter for PDFs can be installed and registered according to, which would then allow them to be processed if they are in compressed archives.

Artikelnummer: 2568871 – Letzte Überarbeitung: 13.07.2011 – Revision: 1