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What file types does Curiosity search?

Curiosity can handle most common file types, and can search by file name and by contents (with few exceptions).

You can select which file types you want to make searchable or not at any given moment.

πŸ’‘ Read this article to learn how to change which file types are indexed for search.

File Types Available for Search

Find below all the file types available for search inside your Curiosity app.


Documents (.doc, .docx, .odt, .rtf, Google docs, .ott, .odm, .dot, .dotx, .docm, .dotm, .odf, .afpub)
Sheets (.xls, .xlsx, .ods, Google sheets, .xlt, .csv, .tsv, .xlsm, .xltm, .ots)
Slides (.ppt, .pptx, .odp, .otp, Google slides, .ppsx, .potx, .ppam, .ppsm, .pptm, .potm, .pot, .pps, .ppa)
Pdfs (.pdf, .eps, .xps)
Ebooks (.epub, .mobi)
Text files (.txt, .md, .log, .json, .xml, .vcard)
OneNote (.one, .onetoc2, .onepkg)

πŸ’‘ See how to enable search inside the text of scanned PDFs here.

Emails, Messages, Calendars

Emails (.msg, .eml)
Outlook archives (.pst)
Calendars (.ics, Google calendar events)
Slack messages
Teams messages

πŸ“Ž Attachments in emails and messages are also searchable.

Images and drawings

Images ( .png, .jpg, .jpeg, .gif, .tif, .tiff, .bmp, .dng, .webp, .raw, .heic, .heif, .psb, .svg, .odg, .otg, .odi)
Diagrams (.vsd)
Drawings (.dwg, .dxf, .vsd, .dgn, .indd, .stl, .odc, Google drawing, .ai, .xmind)
Photoshop (.psd) πŸ”€
Figma (.fig) πŸ”€
Affinity Designer (.afdesign, .aftemplate, .afphoto) πŸ”€

πŸ’‘ See how to enable search inside the text of images here.

Audio and video

Video files (.mp4, .wmv, .mpeg, .avi, .mkv, .mov, .ogv, .3gp, .m4a, .oga, .weba, .webm, .flv) πŸ”€
Audio files (.mp3, .wav, .mka, .wma, .flac, .aac, .aiff) πŸ”€


Code Files (.ps, .cs, .fs, .css, .js, .class, .java, .c, .cpp, .h, .php, .py, .sh, .bat, .swift, .vb) πŸ”€

πŸ’‘ See how to enable code search here.

Other file types

Webpages (.html, .htm)
File archives (.zip, .rar, .7z, .ace, .gz, .bz, .bz2, .tar, .cab, .onepkg)

⚠️ File types marked with πŸ”€ are currently searchable only by file name.

πŸ—ΊοΈ If we're missing a file type, suggest it on our public roadmap!

Updated on: 26/10/2023

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