I recently face this issue while configuring SharePoint Search. I have done almost everything right but having issue with PDF icon; was not showing in Doc Library and also in Search Result. Below What I have done and How I fix the issue-
My Environment– Windows Server 2008 R2 64 bit,SharePoint 2007 Enterprise
- Download PDF Ifilter and configure it. Follow this link (http://www.adobe.com/special/acrobat/configuring_pdf_ifilter_for_ms_sharepoint_2007.pdf). It’s relatively very easy. (If the link doesn’t work by clicking it please copy it and paste it on your browser)
Findings and Fix-
Main issue starts at steps 5 and 6 on the above link where it says to verify the PDF image present at C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\web server extensions\12\TEMPLATE\IMAGES.
well, PDF image didn’t saved automatically for me on the above location so I download a PDF image from internet and used it but didn’t work. Later I find out the GIF image should be right height and width. So if you need to download from internet Make sure the PDF GIF image is 17×17.
next step is adding an reference to DOCICON.XML at this location (C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web Server Extensions\12\TEMPLATE\XML)
please make sure you backup a copy of DOCICON.XML .That XML often get corrupted while adding reference.
Add reference within the ByExtension tag at DOCICON.XML with the following properties.
<Mapping Key=”pdf” Value=”pdficon.gif” />
It should work now and you can see PDF icon at both Doc Library and SharePoint search.