Curious : .eps files are the only files failing to index on "junk drawer" database

Hi, I’m indexing my documents on an archive hard drive – first admission, after I started indexing I read BlueFrogs post about junk drawers – the drive with archived files is a junk drawer – so this may be the reason, but I thought I’d put this out there: I checked the log for indexing and the only files that failed are .eps files. Could this due to the amount of “text” included in the postscript? I have resolved that I will index that folder separately from the others and see if that works, but I wondered if this had come up before.

EPS as PS does not contain a text layer. So it can’t be (sensibly) be indexed. You can convert it to PDF, OCR that and then index it. If your macOS does still support PS/EPS or if you have a tool that does, that is.

Oh. That’s interesting, thank you. These are vector files and there are a lot of them, so I may just have to resolve that they will not be a part of the indexing process. Thank you for your help, you’ve saved me a lot of head scratching.

Did it actually report the .eps files as failing in Window > Log?

Yes. (and it currently shows them in the database, as a generic .pdf icon)

Is Illustrator or another .eps handling app installed on the machine?

Yes. Illustrator.

Interesting… is this an old drive with old documents?
Could you ZIP and send me one or two?

It’s on a new drive with some very old files as well as new. I sent you a sample of two of the files, one an old .eps from 2011 and another from 2021.