SharePoint Search 2013 File Types

SharePoint Search 2013 default supports below mentioned lists of file types. The crawl component only crawls those file types which are mentioned in “File Types” section of Search Administration” page. The content processing component indexed the content of file only if built-in or third party Format Handler (iFilter) is installed in SharePoint server

File format Format ID File name extension File name extension listed on the Manage File Types page by default
Email message eml .eml Yes
Email message nws .nws Yes
HTML html .ascx Yes
HTML html .asp Yes
HTML html .aspx Yes
HTML html .css No
HTML html .hta No
HTML html .htm Yes
HTML html .html Yes
HTML html .htw No
HTML html .htx No
HTML html .jhtml No
HTML html .stm No
MHTML document mhtml .mht Yes
MHTML document mhtml .mhtml Yes
Microsoft Excel xlb .xlb No
Microsoft Excel xlc .xlc No
Microsoft Excel xls .xls Yes
Microsoft Excel xlsb .xlsb Yes
Microsoft Excel xlsm .xlsm Yes
Microsoft Excel xlsx .xlsx Yes
Microsoft Excel xlt .xlt No
Microsoft OneNote one .one No
Microsoft PowerPoint pot .pot No
Microsoft PowerPoint ppa .ppa No
Microsoft PowerPoint pps .pps No
Microsoft PowerPoint ppt .ppt Yes
Microsoft PowerPoint pptm .pptm Yes
Microsoft PowerPoint pptx .pptx Yes
Microsoft Publisher pub .pub Yes
Microsoft Word doc .doc Yes
Microsoft Word docm .docm Yes
Microsoft Word docx .docx Yes
Microsoft Word dot .dot Yes
Microsoft Word dotx .dotx Yes
Microsoft XPS xps .xps No
Open Document Chart odc .odc Yes
Open Document Presentation odp .odp Yes
Open Document Spreadsheet ods .ods Yes
Open Document Text odt .odt Yes
Outlook item msg .msg Yes
Portable Document Format pdf .pdf Yes
Rich Text Format rtf .rtf No
Text txt .asm Yes
Text txt .bat No
Text txt .c No
Text txt .cmd No
Text txt .cpp No
Text txt .csv Yes
Text txt .cxx Yes
Text txt .def Yes
Text txt .h No
Text txt .hpp No
Text txt .lnk No
Text txt .mpx No
Text txt .php No
Text txt .trf No
Text txt .txt Yes
Text txt .url No
TIFF tiff .tif No
TIFF tiff .tiff No
Visio vdw .vdw Yes
Visio vdx .vdx Yes
Visio vsd .vsd Yes
Visio vsdm .vsdm Yes
Visio vsdx .vsdx Yes
Visio vss .vss Yes
Visio vssm .vssm Yes
Visio vssx .vssx Yes
Visio vst .vst Yes
Visio vstm .vstm Yes
Visio vstx .vstx Yes
Visio vsx .vsx Yes
Visio vtx .vtx Yes
XML xml .jsp Yes
XML xml .mspx No
XML xml .rss No
XML xml .xml Yes
ZIP zip .zip Yes

Important Points:

  • The file will not crawled and parsed if it is not listed in “File Types” section and no Format Handler (iFilter) is installed respectively. For example, you had uploaded a file of type *.twbx in SharePoint site and “twbx” is not listed in “File Types” section then it was not crawled and not available in crawl logs of SharePoint search. To make it crawl, you need to add “twbx” in “File Types” section. After adding the file type, restart the SharePoint Search service and starts Full Crawl. The file will now be available in crawl logs and you can search it with filetype:twbx.
  • The content of file can only be parsed if built-in or third party iFilters are installed. To implement custom iFilter you can read this article : http://blogs.technet.com/b/sharepointdevelopersupport/archive/2013/05/13/how-to-implement-a-custom-ifilter-in-sharepoint-2013.aspx

References:

Default crawled file name extensions and parsed file types in SharePoint Server 2013

 

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3 thoughts on “SharePoint Search 2013 File Types

  1. Hi Shaik,

    If you want to crawl the webparts then follow these steps:
    1) Go to “Site Settings” –> “Search and offline availability”.
    2) For “Indexing ASPX Page Content” configuration select “Always index all Web Parts on this site”.

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