File formats for Zoom Search Engine V7

Zoom indexes and searches the contents of the following popular file formats. For ZIP archives, e-mail archives and similar, Zoom will index each individual file within the archive.

Unlike V6 or earlier, no plugins need to be downloaded or installed separately. These plugins are now built in to Zoom V7.

File type File extension Content extracted
Web pages .HTML
.HTM
.PHP
.ASP
.CF
.ASPX
.CGI
All text content
Text files .TXT
.XML
All text content
Word
(95-2003) documents
.DOC All text content
Acrobat documents .PDF All text content except:
  • Protected files which forbid text extraction
  • Image files with no text layer
    (e.g. scanned paper documents without OCR)
Excel
(95-2003)
spreadsheets
.XLS All text content
PowerPoint
(95-2003) presentations
.PPT All text content
WordPerfect documents .WPD All text content
Shockwave Flash
or FlashPaper
.SWF All text content
+ crawl links to other files (in Spider Mode)
Rich Text Format .RTF All text content
DjVu documents .DjVu All text content
Image files .JPG
.GIF
.PNG
.TIFF
All meta content
(Title, dimensions, keywords, author, etc.)
More info
MP3 audio files .MP3 All meta content
(Title, description, duration, bitrate, etc.)
AutoCAD files
(details)
.DWF All text content
Office 2007-2013 documents .DOCX
.PPTX
.XLSX
All text content
MHT web archive .MHT All files within archive are indexed individually
according to their respective file type
ZIP file archive .ZIP All files within archive are indexed individually
according to their respective file type
Outlook e-mail formats .PST
.EML
.DBX
.MSG
All e-mails and attachments within archive
are indexed individually according to their
respective file type
MBOX e-mail archive .MBOX All e-mails and attachments within archive
are indexed individually according to their
respective file type
Media formats .AVI
.WMV
.MPG
.MPEG
.RMV
.RMVB
.FLV
.MOV
.QT
.WAV
All meta content
(Title, description, duration, etc.)
OpenDocument formats .ODT
.SXW
.ODS
.ODP
All text content

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