I am hoping my issue is merely a new user’s confusion. I am trying to build a library containing a wide variety of filetypes: txt, doc, docx, xls, pdf, jpg, and others. As I am trying to emulate a library built by a colleague, Dave Kindem, who had nothing but praise for EagleFiler. The library currently shows it has 10,164 records and OS X Finder says the entire library’s files occupy 54+GB. I have plenty of storage so these sizes are not a problem on my Mac.
My issue is EF is not finding text I know is in certain MS Word documents. That is, I put a word into the search field and Search Anywhere. The document that I know has it many times does not appear. However, when I manually select the file in the Records List, and use cmd+F to bring up a Find window, place my word into the Find field and use the Contains option, it finds all instances instantly. So it’s working at the record level but not the library level. The Word files were created in a variety of versions over many years. If it is relevant, I have Word for Mac 15.24 on my machine.
So far, I have tried opening the library with Option+Command to reindex the entire library. That seemed to improve searching in general but has not solved this puzzle. I have searched this forum but see no recent posts on this topic; I’ve noted many improvements have been made in how EF treats Word files over time. I have proved that Excel files are being indexed properly - no issues there. I have also proved that many PDF documents are indexed and word searches are successful for the records I’ve tested.
Context: I’m on a Mac desktop with 32GB RAM, approx. 15TB HD storage, running OS X 10.11.6, and EF 1.7. Everything’s running fine.
Am I exceeding the sizes supported by EF? There are many records I could place in separate libraries if necessary. I have also tried limiting the search scope to a folder containing only 207 records without success.
Will appreciate any thoughts.