I have spent I don’t know how many hours – far too many – I have spent trying to get Windows 10 to index my LibreOffice documents. I have given up. I understand that some people have made it work for them, but I have tried every fix I could find on the net, and I can’t make it work on my machine.
So now I am looking for a good alternative desktop search service – something that will search, and index, the contents of LibreOffice documents, and text and PDF documents, and MS-office documents, some of which unavoidably come my way. Also my own documents from more than four years back are in MS format. I assumed that any contemporary well-reviewed search tool would also cover the Open/Libre Office format. Not so. I installed Lookeen and let it index my whole machine before realizing that it ignored all the Open formats completely.
There are a lot of things that would be nice – Boolean search, grep capacity, search external drives, and so forth – but all I really need is the ability to search for a word or phrase across document types.
Can anyone recommend such a tool or service?