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Because password-protected documents are encrypted, they cannot be indexed. Find Fast does not index password-protected documents because they are not searchable files. Any references to file properties or content will not be addressed in the index
This behavior in Find Fast is by design to uphold the security and protection of your documents.
Indexes are used to make file searches faster in Office programs. If the password-protected file is searched based on either "File name" or "Files of type" it will appear in the Open dialog box following the normal search criteria. However, searches for password-protected documents based on content or other properties internal to that file will not appear in the Open dialog box.
If an index finds a password-protected document, an entry is made in the Indexer log, Ffastlog.txt. When Find Fast updates an index, it logs events and errors in the log file Ffastlog.txt.
To view the indexer log file, do the following:
The index includes information about document content and properties. Indexes are built according to file types and selected drives and folders. An index can cover the entire root directory, or smaller indexes can be configured to include certain folders. You can create as many indexes as you want as long as corresponding folders do not overlap.
Indexes use internal filters in the Office products to parse the files with the Office extensions (.doc, .dot, .xl*, .ppt, .pot, .obd, .obt, .mpp, .mpw, .mpt, .mpx). If Find Fast finds a format that is not an Office format, it queries the Windows 95 Registry to determine if any external converters are installed.
For additional information on the Find Fast feature, please see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(https://support.microsoft.com/kb/136386/EN-US/ )WD: How Find Fast Determines Which Method to Use to Index Files