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Hi there, I recently tried the 14-day version of the "professional" plan for Dropbox. I was hoping that it would retroactively go back and do an OCR read of my scanned PDFs from a photocopy machine a few years ago. I have dozens of book chapters that I would like to make searchable. They were scanned into a Ricoh machine on campus. So far, it doesn't seem to OCR on older files. Does this take time? Did I not read something close enough?

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It should go back and do it for you @eamills, however, you will only have access to it while you are still a Professional customer. 

If they are not searchable yet I'd suggest contacting support and asking for help:

www.dropbox.com/support and then track at http://dropbox.zendesk.com


 


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Thanks! It hasn't yet, and I will definitely remain a professional user if this OCR works on older files.

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Drop them a message and ask. 

I'm wondering (I dont work for Dropbox so it is pure guesswork here!) if the older files are updated slowly or only once you've actually paid


 


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