Originally posted by: prowsej
I'll turn it on and see if it works. I thought that it just increased the speed with which I could do full-text searches, and didn't know that it was a prerequisite for doing them.
I *think* the search will abort if it thinks the files are not text files (and word files contain binary data). The index service has a parser for .doc files, so it will handle them (and alas, it works). If you try your test with just plain text files it should work even without the index service.