I discovered today that my latest computer (with 64 bit Windows 10) had not been indexing the content of pdf files, which makes doing a search on local file content pretty much a waste of time. Checking the file search settings I found that the pdf setting indicated : “Registered ifilter is not found”. Searching for a solution I found nothing official from either Microsoft or Adobe; neither did I find a very useful post from a blog by the name of NewtonExcelBach:
The solution is to download the 64 bit ifilter from : http://www.adobe.com/support/downloads/detail.jsp?ftpID=5542
See the link above for more details.
While I was at it, I also decided to install the latest Acrobat Reader, but found at the Adobe site the only version apparently available was the DC (data cloud) version, which I did not want. The secret here is to go to:
which looks like:
Once you select an operating system and a language, it then reveals that yes, actually you can still download the non-DC version of Acrobat Reader.