Install and configure Foxit PDF iFilter on SharePoint 2010

Foxit PDF iFilter works great with SharePoint 2010 search. Here is the download link:


1. Download and install the x64 version Foxit PDF IFilter from the link above on App/Index Server

2. Download the small 17×17 Adobe PDF icon image from the Adobe website and save it as “pdficon.gif” (or whatever name you like)

3. Copy the downloaded icon to “Drive:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web Server Extensions\14\Template\Images”

4. Edit the DOCICON.XML file located in “Drive:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web Server Extensions\14\Template\XML\”

5. Under the section, add the line for PDF extension. Remember to use the same filename “icpdf.gif”

6. Central Admin > Application Management > Manage service applications > Search Service Application > File Types > Click New File Type

7. Type pdf and click ok

8. Restart the search service:

a. net stop osearch14

b. net start osearch14

9. Perform a full crawl of your content sources