Oftentimes, you have to move some or all indexed PDF documents to a network server or disk. An index definition contains relative paths between the index definition file (ZPI) and the folders containing the indexed documents. These relative paths should be kept unchanged, if you want the index for the documents to take effect after the move.

If the ZPI file and the folders containing the indexed documents are in the same folder, you can maintain the relative path simply by moving that folder. Otherwise, you might have to create a new index file after you move the indexed document collection.

However, you can still use the original ZPI file. First move the indexed documents to your target location. Then, copy or cut the ZPI file to the folder where you want to create the new index, and edit the necessary options for creating an index in Catalog dialog box. See Creating a Search Index.

If the index was stored on a drive or server volume separate from any part of the collection it applies to, moving either the collection or the index breaks the index. If you intend to move a document collection either to another network or location, create and build the index in the same location as the collection.

Moving Indexed PDFs