IFilterShop FreeMind IFilter Server Edition Release 1.0 README


General Information

FreeMind IFilter is a plug-in that allows Microsoft Search products and services to index maps generated by FreeMind mind-mapping software, enabling customers to search and organize their content. FreeMind IFilter extracts all valuable information from .mm files. This information includes node text, attributes, notes and hyperlinks.

FreeMind IFilter supports Indexing Service, SharePoint Portal Server, SQL Server Full-Text Search, Window Search Service and all other products based on Microsoft Search technology.

System Requirements

FreeMind IFilter supports the following Microsoft server operating systems:

FreeMind IFilter supports the following Microsoft desktop operating systems:

FreeMind IFilter supports the following Microsoft Search products

Installation Instructions

Setup file is a self-extracting archive that must be downloaded and opened on the machine where you wish to use FreeMind IFilter.

  1. Stop all appropriate Search services.
  2. Uninstall any previous version of FreeMind IFilter.
  3. Start setup file and follow the on-screen instructions.
  4. Start all appropriate Search services.
  5. Re-index catalogs containing FreeMind files.

Additional Setup Steps

Some Microsoft Search products require additional setup steps as described below:

SharePoint Portal Server 2003:

  1. Open "Site Settings" web page
  2. In the "Search Settings and Indexed Content" section click on "Configure search and indexing"
  3. Click on "Include file types"
  4. Make sure that ".mm" file type is included

Office SharePoint Server 2007:

  1. Open Shared Services Provider Admin Site
  2. In the "Search" section click on "Search settings"
  3. Click on "File type inclusions"
  4. Make sure that ".mm" file type is included

Windows SharePoint Services 3.0:

  1. Open registry key "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Shared Tools\Web Server Extensions\12.0\Search\Applications\<WSS Server Name>\Gather\Search\Extensions\ExtensionList"
  2. Add ".mm" extension to the list of indexable file types
  3. Restart Windows SharePoint Services Search

SharePoint Server 2010:

  1. In SharePoint Central Administration go to "General Application Settings" page
  2. In the "Search" section click on "Farm-Wide Search Administration"
  3. Click on " Search Service Application" link
  4. On the left side menu select "File Types"
  5. Make sure that ".mm" file type is included

Windows Desktop Search:

When integrated with Windows Desktop Search FreeMind IFilter may use temporary directory to process Windows Media files. By default it uses system temporary directory. For Window Desktop Search versions 3.x and later FreeMind IFilter must be set to work with user specified temporary directory. To change temporary directory settings:

  1. Stop Windows Search service.
  2. Open registry key "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\IFilterShop\FreeMindFilter"
  3. Add new String value named "TempPath" and enter the full path to the new temporary directory. If this value is missing, empty or the path is not pointing to a valid directory, system temporary directory will be used. Please make sure that "Users" or "Authenticated Users" Group has "Full Control" permissions to the custom temporary directory.
  4. Start Windows Search service.
When using custom temporary directory, we recommend that you set it as "not indexable" in all your indexing products. Otherwise temporary files may be indexed. This will pollute the index and also can prevent temporary files from proper removal by FreeMind IFilter.

Vista Search, Windows 7 Search:

Configure custom temporary directory as described in "Additional Setup Steps" for Windows Desktop Search section above.

How to Uninstall

If you ever have to uninstall FreeMind IFilter application you can easily do it using any of the following methods:

Known Issues

FreeMind files are not searchable in Windows Vista, Windows 7 or Windows Desktop Search

Custom temporary directory has to be configured as described in "Additional Setup Steps" for Windows Desktop Search section above.

Additional Information


This product includes software developed by the Apache Software Foundation (http://www.apache.org).

Contact Information