FAST search index .zip and .msg attachments. RRS feed

  • Question

  • I have two questions I can't seem to be able to find the answer to, and don't have the technical knowledge to try and figure out myself.

    1.  Can FAST index the contents of a .zip file?

    2. Can FAST index the attachments of a .msg file(email message)?

    Thanks in advance.

    Monday, June 13, 2011 10:14 PM


  • Hi,

    The answer to both questions is yes, though the types of files and attachments that are indexed will be determined by what is supported by the IFilter in place.  We have a technet article that provides a complete list of supported file types, and IFilters, included by default:

    Note that one can use a third party IFilter to add support for additional file types.


    Rob Vazzana | Microsoft | Enterprise Search Group | Sr Support Escalation Engineer |

    • Proposed as answer by Rob Va - MSFT Wednesday, June 15, 2011 4:06 PM
    • Marked as answer by c_parker Wednesday, June 15, 2011 4:57 PM
    Wednesday, June 15, 2011 4:06 PM