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  Asked By: Edmond    Date: Jan 21    Category: Sharepoint    Views: 1358

How can I include a pdf icon in a list?



9 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Tanisha Rowe     Answered On: Jan 21

You have to have the iFilter installed on your server.
The program itself is installed in "Program files" in the "Adobe"
folder. If you haven´t got it you may find it at
If you want the pdf  files to show with the correct icon, here
are the steps to follow:

First, find the pdf16.gif icon  (look in Google Images if you
don't). Then navigate to Site Settings > Configure Search and
Indexing > Include File Types (in the General Content Settings and
Indexing Status section).

Add the pdf extension, and then copy that image to the \Program
Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\web server extensions\60
Next, edit the \Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\web
server extensions\60\TEMPLATE\XML\DOCICON.XML file and add this
entry in the
<ByExtension> setting with the others:

<Mapping Key="pdf" Value="pdf16.gif" />

Answer #2    Answered By: Sierra Lewis     Answered On: Jan 21

I did the steps below for PDF and it works; but when I
tried to do the same thing with Infopath (xsn) it doesn't seem to
work... the image on sharepoint still points to icgen.gif instead of
xsn.gif eventhough I have made the changes....

Answer #3    Answered By: Dwight Becker     Answered On: Jan 21

I have Windows Sharepoint Services (without Sharepoint portal server) installed and need it to search and index pdf  files. How do I go about doing that and having the pdf icon  display against a .pdf file ??

Answer #4    Answered By: Amar Kumbar     Answered On: Jan 21

I think this has been asked and answered before (not that long ago) – did you search the archives?

Answer #5    Answered By: Marc Dixon     Answered On: Jan 21

I believe the solution suggested is for SPS and not for WSS.
When I have only a Windows Sharepoint Services installation how do I configure search and indexing and get to 'Include File types'
to include  'pdf' as a file type to be indexed??

I have not yet searched the archives. But I follow this discussion group quite closely and don't remember having seen this particular question posted. Point well taken though and I will search the archives.

Answer #6    Answered By: Johathan Mcgowan     Answered On: Jan 21

I did the following but I still cannot get the pdf  icon to show against my pdf documents posted in different libraries.
Can anyone help??

Answer #7    Answered By: Georgia Barr     Answered On: Jan 21

you may need to wait until the server refreshes itself... see if it works then.

Answer #8    Answered By: Jessi Sweet     Answered On: Jan 21

May be u need to do a iisreset............

Answer #9    Answered By: Kelvin Mckinney     Answered On: Jan 21

I have done that and also rebooted the server since. But I still do not see the icon  against a pdf  document

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