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Automatic Batch Rebuild of Adobe Acrobat Index Files

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If you create an index of Adobe Acrobat files for fast searching, you may want to create a scheduled task that updates the index every night.
Adobe didn't have any pages that told me what should be in the BPDX file, but after some serious googling I was able to find a sample.

Here is a sample:

#--------------BatchUpdateCertIndex.bpdx------
c:\Document Archives\My Index.pdx /rebuild
#-----------------------------------------

When I call the BPDX file from Task Scheduler I use this command line:
"C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Acrobat 10.0\Acrobat\Acrobat.exe" "c:\scripts\BatchUpdate.bpdx"

Acrobat will not close on it's own, but since I run this every night on a server, I just leave it running and it fires off again the next day in the same dialog box without opening new sessions.



This is the Help (or lack of it) from the Adobe Website on how to use the BPDX:

Use the Catalog feature and a catalog batch PDX file (.bpdx) to schedule when and how often to automatical…