How disable and re-install Easyfind? It doesn’t find anything any more
There is nothing to disable.
Please post a screen capture of an EasyFind search and explain what you’re actually looking for and where.
What kind of files should be found?
in this case a PDF; but I look for text element also in htm, doc, rtf
I don’t know if EasyFind depends in a way from Spotlight…
EasyFind can search only the contents of text-based files (see Settings drawer), e.g. plain text, HTML/XML or source code.
got it! so even the PDF-text are not searched?
Correct. PDF isn’t a text-based format - at least they haven’t been in a long time.
A pdf read by DTP? Pdf scanned…?
Neither of those would affect the situation.
DEVONthink being able to read the file doesn’t make it text-based.
Have you tried DEVONsphere Express ?
does DSE allow searching text in OCR PDFs?
Yes. That’s why I mentioned it