Installing Windows TIFF IFilter with Windows 7

To install Windows TIFF IFilter with Windows 7

  1. Click Start, click Control Panel, click Programs, and then click Turn Windows features on or off.

  2. Select the Windows TIFF IFilter check box.

  3. Click OK.

After you complete these steps, new TIFF image documents that are added to indexing locations will have their contents indexed. If there are already TIFF image documents in indexing locations, they won’t be indexed unless the user rebuilds the index as follows:

  1. Click Start, type Indexing Options in the Start Search box, and then press ENTER.

  2. Click Advanced, and then click Rebuild.


Uninstalling Microsoft Office 2007 Indexing Service Filter removes associations between Windows TIFF IFilter (if installed) and TIFF extensions. To fix this, reinstall Windows TIFF IFilter.