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In my company we have a lot of customer information saved in .pdf files which are stored on a QNAP NAS.

I want to be able to do a quick search for information inside the .pdf, like Contract Numbers or similar. What could I do to index this information/PDFs, or just to make the search quick?

Is there a way to index it in Windows? If not, what else can I do?

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I'm not a Windows user, but wouldn't Windows search index PDFs already? –  slhck Aug 8 '12 at 9:12
I don't think so! Just if they are on your local file system.. But that's the problem, since i didn't find out how to index files/folders in the network. –  David Aug 8 '12 at 9:15
Ah, thought so — "‌​Unfortunately, indexing of network drives is no longer an available feature in Windows 7." –  slhck Aug 8 '12 at 9:18
Alright, so maybe Windows Search Server is a solution.. But i don't have a server, just a qnap that is running the whole time, so where would i install it? –  David Aug 8 '12 at 9:22
OOC: Do you know any programming languages? –  victoroux Aug 8 '12 at 14:17

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