Indexing Unstructured Information in SharePoint Sources
The term unstructured information describes binary documents (ex.: .pdf and .docx documents) added using proprietary applications such as Acrobat or Word—it is automatically
extracted using the corresponding converter or IFilter. However, its metadata is not
indexed using SharePoint references (as for structured information)—it must be extracted using built-in or
Note: For a list of file types supported by CES converters, see Supported File Formats.