Adobe PDF iFilter 64 bit finally released spotted by Brendan Griffin


I just came across a post by Brendan Griffin on the From the Field Blog ( great blog by the way!) about this long awaited release of a 64bit iFilter for pdf from Adobe. It is finally there. Read more about it on 

The installation procedure for SharePoint is available which requires you to play around in the registry to make it actually work.

This release will probably be bad and sad news for Foxit Software that was until now one of the only suppliers of a 64bit PDF iFilter on the market.

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  1. Alternative is the iFilter from the foxitsoftware website.
    Foxit PDF IFilter acts as a plug-in for full-text search engines. There is a download for 32bit and a 64bit version available for download.

    It looks in windows registry for an appropriate PDF IFilter and finds the Foxit PDF IFilter. Foxit PDF IFilter understands PDF format. It filters out embedded formatting and extracts text from the document and return text back to the search engine. Further information about IFilter specification can be found on the Microsoft Web site.

    Integrates with existing operating systems and tools within your company
    Provides an easy solution to search within PDF documents located on local computer, local network and intranet
    Greatly increases your ability to accurately locate information
    Much smaller and faster than IFilter offered by other vendors
    Support Chinese/Japanese/Korean PDF documents
    Supports native 64-bit code
    Supports multi-threading and takes full use of multiple-CPU in a server

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