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I have just come across a limitation in FileLocator Lite's inability to search comments in a Word docx.

For example,

FileLocator Lite does not find the phrase "dummy pronoun" which I've used in the comment shown.

So my question are:

  • Is there any way to get FileLocator Lite to scan comments as well as
  • Is this function available in the Pro version?

Many thanks

by (40 points)

1 Answer

+1 vote

The Lite version of the product searches Word DOCX files using the MS Office IFilter, which may not retrieve comments from the document. However, the Pro version uses a bespoke 'reader' which does retrieve comments into the searchable text.

by (72.9k points)
Thanks Dave

That's what I was hoping for