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What kind of files does Curiosity search?

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

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

πŸ“ To learn how to configure file types to index and search, check this article.

File Types Available for Search


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“ To enable search inside the text of scanned PDFs, check this article.

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“ To enable search inside the text of images, check this article.

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“ To enable code search, check this article.

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.

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

Updated on: 21/02/2023

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