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I'm running Windows 7 x64. I was looking to add PDF indexing to Windows search and found that when I look at Control Panel, Indexing Options, Advanced, File Types - the file types listing is empty. The condition is referenced in this question, but the solution seems a bit draconian.

Any ideas on how to fix this?

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I installed Adobe PDF iFilter and it seems to work.


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It did the file types listing repopulate? –  uSlackr Apr 5 '12 at 21:00
Already installed SO I reinstalled it to no avail. THanks, tho –  uSlackr Apr 5 '12 at 23:35
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I am using a PC joined to a domain. The behavior described above happens when I am logged in as a domain user (even onoe with local admin privileged. I found that if I login with a local account I am able to see and manage the indexed file types.

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