In 2015 under LibreOffice 4.4 I asked if anyone could help with the problem that Microsoft Desktop search does not index, or at any rate does not find, LibreOffice Writer files based on their content (though the file names are indexed and found. Problem w/ Windows 10 indexing .odt content for File Explorer search function At that time I added that under Indexing Options > Advanced Options the .odt, .odp, and .ods extensions are all checked, and in each case the radio button for “Index Properties and File Contents” is checked. The filter description for Writer is Open Document Format ODT Fillter, and similarly for the others.
Now it is 2021, six years later, and I am using LibreOffice 6.2.8. However, none of the other circumstances of 2015, as described above, have changed. Is there really still no solution to this? There was a bug report on this (# 130320) in January of last year, listed as “unconfirmed”. I can confirm that I have had this problem for six years and through multiple versions of LibreOffice, and it is certainly still true for me. Oh, and I should add: This is not a problem with specifically old files, or new files, or big files, or files with spaces or funy characters in their names. None of my .odt files are being indexed.
Is this issue languishing because it only affects a few machines, and works for everyone else? If so, is there any diagnostic information I can provide that would help to find the cause, for those of us affected? Or is it just that all the volunteer developers use Linux?