When you search the content of files with Windows search, it uses the right search IFilter plugin according to the file extension. This utility allows you to easily view the search filters installed on your system and the file extensions that are associated with them, as well as it allows you to easily add or remove file extensions for these filters.
SearchFilterView doesn't require any installation process or additional dll files. In order to start using it, simply run the executable file - searchFilterView.exe
The main window of SearchFilterView contains 2 panes: the upper pane displays the list of all installed filters. When selecting a filter in the upper pane, the lower pane displays the list of all extensions associated with the selected filter in the upper pane.
When selecting a filter, you can select one or more extensions in the lower pane and then press F8 (Remove Selected Extensions From Filter) to remove the selected extensions. You can also press F7 (Add Extensions To Filter) and then type the list of extensions that you want to add to the selected filters.
In order to translate SearchFilterView to other language, follow the instructions below:
1. Run SearchFilterView with /savelangfile parameter:
A file named SearchFilterView_lng.ini will be created in the folder of SearchFilterView utility.
2. Open the created language file in Notepad or in any other text editor.
3. Translate all string entries to the desired language. Optionally, you can also add your name and/or a link to your Web site. (TranslatorName and TranslatorURL values) If you add this information, it'll be used in the 'About' window.
4. After you finish the translation, Run SearchFilterView, and all translated strings will be loaded from the language file.
If you want to run SearchFilterView without the translation, simply rename the language file, or move it to another folder.