Should you happen to have a file type that is not supported, you can utilize the open, expandable plug-in architecture of the indexer, to write your own document handler or using af 3rd party filter and thus extend the indexing capabilities of Forward Search as need arises. 

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Supported file types

Not just web-pages,- Forward Search reads it all!

Forward Search indexing service supports, out-of-the-box 25+ file types. This includes HTML, XML, Text, PDF, RTF, MS-Office (incl. Office2007/2010) and Open Office 2.0+ files, and thus, most of the commonly found files bearing text contents is readily supported by Forward Search and thus immediately searchable right after the indexing process has completed. No configuration needed. 

Forward Search also supports various media file types, and will attempt to extract as much relevant data as available from these file types. Utilizing the "Inheritance" feature and / or enriching contents using the "Finalizer" can ad further findability to these types of files.

Should you happen to have a file type that is not supported, you can utilize the open, expandable plug-in architecture of the indexer, to write your own document handler or using af 3rd party filter and thus extend the indexing capabilities of Forward Search as need arises.