Rebuild or purge an index

When you build a new index, it generates a new .zpi file and a new support folder for the index files. The small .zpi file makes the information in these index files available to the search function. When thousands of PDF files are indexed, the total size of the index files can be large, yet these files must be available for searching the index.

Proceed with the following steps to revise an existing index.

  1. Index icon Go to Advanced Processing > Process > Index and select Create Full Text Indexes from the list.
  2. Click Open in the Create Full Text Indexes dialog box, select an existing index definition file (.zpi) for the index, and click Open.
  3. In the Create Full Text Indexes dialog box, proceed with one of the following steps:
    • Click Rebuild to create a new index, overwriting the existing ZPI and index files.

    • Click Purge to delete the index contents without deleting the ZPI file itself.

  4. When indexing is ready, click Close.