windows File search in protected pdf

Community Beginner ,
Jul 01, 2022 Jul 01, 2022

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How do I search the content of protected Pdfs using windows 10 or 11 File search?

 

I can only search within Acrobat using advanced search (Ctr + shift + F).

 

However I need to search the content of protected Pdfs using windows 10 or 11 File search

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Jul 02, 2022 Jul 02, 2022

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Does the file have an open password? If so, you can't do that unless you specify the password.

If it doesn't, does the edit security policy allow content extraction?

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Jul 04, 2022 Jul 04, 2022

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Does the file have an open password? If so, you can't do that unless you specify the password.

There’s NO password.

If it doesn't, does the edit security policy allow content extraction?

I don't know if I understood correctly, but in legal terms there would be no problem.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jul 04, 2022 Jul 04, 2022

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It's not a legal question, but a technical one. If the file has a security policy that prevents content extraction then searching it in this way might not be allowed.

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LEGEND ,
Jul 04, 2022 Jul 04, 2022

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This is about the specific protection set on the file. In Acrobat Reader use File > Properties. Look under the Security tab. What does it say next to "Content copying"? If it is not allowed, text cannot be extracted by file search, so it can't be searched.

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Community Beginner ,
Jul 04, 2022 Jul 04, 2022

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Content copying is ALLOWED.

 

Regarding the windows files index and search content, everything is ok.

What else would you suggest?

 

It's is interesting because I can search all those Pdfs content  INSIDE Acrobat using advanced search (Ctr + shift + F)

 

 

 

Thanks for your help.

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This is a question for Microsoft, then.

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