Free Add-ins to Microsoft’s Windows Desktop Search (including Lotus Notes)

Microsoft’s Windows Desktop Search keeps getting better & better with each new version, and the addition of these add-ins. 

  • MSG iFilter Add-in to Windows Desktop Search – This iFilter allows you to perform a search on all elements of your Outlook MSG (.MSG) files including Message Body; Subject; From; From Name; From Address; To Name; To Address; CC Name; CC Address; Doc Title Prefix; Sent Date; Received Date; Primary Date; Conversation ID; Attachment Names and will indicate if an attachment is present within the .MSG. Additionally, content within attachments are indexed and searched. (Support Document: KB917402)

  • Add-in for Lotus Notes developed by MSN – This Protocol Handler allows you to easily find your Lotus Notes e-mail and search the contents within. 

Windows Desktop Search Resources: 

Bonus 3rd Party Add-in:  

  • Adobe PDF iFilter is designed for technically savvy users or administrators who wish to index Adobe PDF documents with Microsoft indexing clients. This allows the user to easily search for text within Adobe PDF documents. 

About blakehandler

BLAKE was a Microsoft MVP and award winning programmer with over 20+ years experience providing complete Windows and networking support for small to medium sized businesses. BLAKE is also Jazz Musician and Instructor for residential clients on the Los Angeles West Side.
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