Welcome/Introduction: dtSearch Engine

Getting started. API Documentation and Sample Code. For Windows users, the Quick Start is a step-by-step introduction to indexing and searching using dtSearch’s end-user application. See indexing overview for more technical details on how dtSearch works and tips for using dtSearch effectively.

PDF hit-highlighting plug-in. dtSearch can highlight hits in PDF files inside Adobe Reader using a free plug-in that is available for download. (As an alternative to the client-running dtSearch plug-in, Contegra Systems has a server-side PDF hit-highlighting solution, bypassing the need to have each end-user separately install software to add hit highlights to PDF files. Please visit contegrasystems.com/contact, email info@contegrasystems.com or call 914-328-2269 for additional information.)

Advanced search. The forensics page covers topics such as options for email searching, handling of encrypted PDFs, and credit card searching.

Technical articles. See selected articles by subject for developer tutorials. The “Databases and Field Searching” section of that page includes articles on working with databases (SQL, NoSQL, SharePoint, etc.), faceted searching, advanced data classification, Azure and AWS, and more.

Serial numbers. This applies to the dtSearch Engine for Windows only. This product generates a serial number automatically when it is installed. To see your serial number, run dtSearch’s end-user application and click Help > About.

Updates. dtSearch purchases include free updates for a minimum of one year. Subscribe to dtSearch upgrade notices. Also, dtSearch Engine for Windows users: to check for new versions, or to enable automatic update checking, run dtSearch’s end-user application and click Help > Check for Updates... All dtSearch Engine users can also check the current version release notes here.

Replacement downloads. Please contact dtSearch or email sales@dtsearch.com if you have lost your original dtSearch download and need a replacement.

API Documentation
Installing the dtSearch Engine with your Application
File Parsers
64-bit APIs
.NET Standard/.NET Core
.NET API (Spider API)
Java API
COM Interface

Locally-installed help files are installed to: C:\Program Files\dtSearch Developer\help.

Overviews, C/C++ API, and COM interface documentation are in dtSearchApiRef.chm.

.NET Standard API documentation is in dtSearchNetStdApi.chm.

.NET API documentation is in dtSearchNetApi2.chm.

Java API documentation is in dtSearchJavaApi.chm.

Sample Code
Sample code installs to: C:\Program Files\dtSearch Developer\examples.