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  • Searching by a keyword in a document's properties

    I have many uniquely named pdf's saved in multiple folders that are under a parent folder. Some of those documents have the word "Exhibit" added as keyword to their properties. Is there a way within Foxit to search for those files and have it come up with either a list of those documents?

  • #2

    I encourage you to try with the search feature of the Foxit PDF iFilter for Desktop. The PDF properties and the file contents could be searched with it.
    Foxit PDF IFilter for Desktop is bundled to the installation of Foxit PhantomPDF Standard/Business. In Foxit PhantomPDF Standard/Business setup, there should be "Foxit PDF iFilter" listed for installation. You could download Foxit PhantomPDF from here:

    With Foxit PDF IFilter, you can index PDF properties and file contents. After installing Foxit PDF IFilter, please note that “Index Properties and File Contents” will be selected automatically in File Types tab of Advanced Options dialog box. (You may click the search icon at the left bottom of your Windows, then type in Indexing Options to open Indexing Options dialog->Advanced->File Types->select "Index Properties and File Contents"; )

    To select the locations where PDF files exist and you want to search, do the following:
    Select Start > Control Panel > Indexing Options to open the Indexing Options tool. Click the Modify button to add or subtract specific files/folders from the search index. In the Indexed Locations dialog box, select the locations that you want, and click OK.
    Then In the Windows File Explorer, please chose Details layout to view all the results.(See attached)
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    • #3
      Go to the upper side of the document and look for the find tool and type the keyword that you want to search.