Manage file types (Office SharePoint Server)

Applies To: Office SharePoint Server 2007

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You can specify file types (by using their file name extensions) to include in the content index when crawling content sources. For example, you might want to include files with .abc and .def extensions in the index.

To manage file types, you must first open the Manage File Types page:

  1. Open the administration page for the Shared Services Provider (SSP).

    To open the administration page for the SSP, do the following:

    1. On the top navigation bar, click Application Management.

    2. On the Application Management page, in the Office SharePoint Server Shared Services section, click Create or configure this farm’s shared services.

    3. On the Manage this Farm’s Shared Services page, click the SSP whose administration page you want to open.

  2. On the Shared Services Administration Home page, in the Search section, click Search settings.

  3. On the Configure Search Settings page, in the Crawl Settings section, click File types.

What do you want to do?

  • Add a file type

  • Delete a file type

Add a file type

  1. On the Manage File Types page, click New File Type.

  2. On the Add File Type page, in the File extension box in the File Name Extension section, type the file name extension for the file type that you want to add (for example, type doc).

  3. Click OK.

Delete a file type

  1. On the Manage File Types page, in the list of file name extensions, click Delete on the menu for the extension of the file type that you want to delete.

  2. In the message box, click OK to confirm that you want to delete the file type.