App/Full-text search/Lucene/Search indexes/Getting
Full-text search requires custom files in order to work.
Currently, there are two ways of getting these files
Downloading from archive.org for 2017-03 English Wikipedia
For 2017-03 English Wikipedia, the search index must be downloaded manually from archive.org
- Download the following file: https://archive.org/download/Xowa_enwiki_latest/Xowa_enwiki_2017-03_fulltext.search.7z
Unzip it to
C:\xowa\wiki\en.wikipedia.org. When done, you should have a file like
Run XOWA and go to
Downloading from Download Central for 2017-04 wikis and later
Full-text search indexes will be automatically part of any new wiki on Download Central uploaded on 2017-04 or later.
As this feature is quite new, it will take some time for these wikis to be updated.
If your wiki isn't yet on Download Central, please contact me through Help/Feedback and I'll add your wiki to the queue.
Building indexes for already-existing Download Central wikis
Full-text search indexes can also be generated within application. For more information, see App/Full-text_search/Lucene/Search_indexes/Building