IFilterShop MindManager IFilter Server Edition Release 1.4 README


General Information

MindManager IFilter is a plug-in that allows Microsoft Search products and services to index Mindjet MindManager maps, enabling customers to search and organize their content. MindManager IFilter supports Mindjet MindManager versions from X5 through 9.

MindManager 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

MindManager IFilter supports the following Microsoft server operating systems:

MindManager IFilter supports the following Microsoft desktop operating systems:

MindManager IFilter supports the following Microsoft Search products

Information Retrieval

MindManager IFilter extracts text and the following metadata from Mindjet MindManager files:

MindManager MetadataProperty nameProperty typeDescription
Author nameAuthorNameVT_LPWSTRdocument's author name
Author emailAuthorEmailVT_LPWSTRdocument's author email
CategoryCategoryVT_LPWSTRdocument's category
CommentsCommentsVT_LPWSTRcomments regarding the document
Company nameCompanyNameVT_LPWSTRname of the company
Creation dateDateCreatedVT_FILETIMEcreation date of the document
Last modification dateDateLastModifiedVT_FILETIMEdate the document was modified last time
KeywordsKeywordsVT_LPWSTRdocument's keywords
LanguageLanguageVT_LPWSTRdocument's language
LastModificatorNameLastModificatorNameVT_LPWSTRname of the person who modified the document last time
LastModificatorEmailLastModificatorEmailVT_LPWSTRemail of the person who modified the document last time
ManagerManagerNameVT_LPWSTRdocument's manager name
SubjectSubjectVT_LPWSTRdocument's subject
VersionVersionVT_LPWSTRversion of the document

In accordance to Microsoft IFilter specification, MindManager IFilter defines each MindManager metadata as combination of Property Set and Property Name. All MindManager metadata belong to {30AFBC6D-9305-40C4-B839-C1A48310748B} Property Set GUID.

MindManager IFilter also outputs values of MindManager metadata as text content of MindManager file.

Office Document Properties

MindManager IFilter outputs the following standard Indexing Service properties as duplicates of certain MindManager properties.

Property Friendly NameProperty Set GUIDProperty NameDescriptionMindManager Metadata
DocAuthor{F29F85E0-4FF9-1068-AB91-08002B27B3D9}4The document's authorAuthorName
DocComments{F29F85E0-4FF9-1068-AB91-08002B27B3D9}6Comments about the documentComments
DocCreatedTm{F29F85E0-4FF9-1068-AB91-08002B27B3D9}12Time document was createdDateCreated
DocKeywords{F29F85E0-4FF9-1068-AB91-08002B27B3D9}5Keywords for the documentKeywords
DocLastSavedTm{F29F85E0-4FF9-1068-AB91-08002B27B3D9}13Time document was last savedDateLastModified
DocSubject{F29F85E0-4FF9-1068-AB91-08002B27B3D9}3Subject of the documentSubject

Installation Instructions

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

  1. Stop all appropriate Search services.
  2. Uninstall any previous version of MindManager IFilter.
  3. Start setup file and follow the on-screen instructions.
  4. Start all appropriate Search services.
  5. Re-index catalogs containing MindManager 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 ".mmap" 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 ".mmap" 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 ".mmap" 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 ".mmap" file type is included

Windows Desktop Search:

When integrated with Windows Desktop Search MindManager IFilter uses temporary directory to process MindManager files. By default it uses system temporary directory. For Window Desktop Search versions 3.x and higher MindManager IFilter must be set to work with user specified temporary directory. To change temporary directory setting:

  1. Stop Windows Search service.
  2. Open registry key "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\IFilterShop\MindManagerFilter"
  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 MindManager 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 MindManager IFilter application you can easily do it using any of the following methods:

Known Issues

MindManager 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).

What's new in this version

Version 1.4

Version 1.3

Version 1.2

Version 1.1

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