Support for MDI files in Vista (Microsoft Document Imaging)

Discussion in 'Windows Vista File Management' started by gougler, Dec 5, 2007.

  1. gougler

    gougler Guest

    Hello World!

    Two problems with MDI (very neat format introduced by MS Office 2003 /
    2007 for scanned documents) in Vista:

    1. Windows Search just won't search OCR'd text inside MDI files. It
    won't even return MDI file if the filename matches search keyword.
    (BTW - MDI file extension is selected in the Indexing Options / File
    Types tab (associated with "MODI Document Filter Class") and "Index
    Properties and File Contents" option is enabled.

    2. Cannot get the MDI files preview contents when selecting "Large
    Icons" view in Windows Explorer. All other file types (including PDF
    and TIFF) show preview in this mode, but not MDI files.

    Cannot understand why there is such poor support for this format in
    Vista. Has anyone figured this out (the two questions above- - dont
    really care about my philosophical question on poor support for MDI
    files :)

    Thank you.
    gougler, Dec 5, 2007
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  2. gougler

    Bernard Guest

    Hello Gougler,

    Same problem for me.
    Could you resolve the problem ?

    Bernard, Dec 17, 2007
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  3. gougler

    Dave Guest

    I am having the same problem as Gougler described in his first problem.
    Windows search will not return any .mdi files in the results.

    Has this been resolved at all?

    Also, inside Microsoft Document Imaging, when I click Tools > Options...
    then select the OCR tab, there is a section labeled 'Indexing settings' which
    has a button labeled 'Indexing service...'. However, this button is "ghosted
    out" and it won't allow me to select it. Are these problems related?

    Any help would be much appreciated.
    Dave, Mar 13, 2008
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