Hello - I'm looking to convert all PDFs in a large folder structure to searchable PDFs prior to migrating to Sharepoint.
Can very PDF do this and leave all other files, word, excel, etc as is and all files in their current folder structure?
Yes, VeryPDF's OCR to Any Converter Command Line software has this function, you may download the trial version of VeryPDF's OCR to Any Converter Command Line software from this web page to try,
after you download it, you can run following command line to batch convert all PDF files in a folder and its sub folders to searchable PDF files recursively,
for /r D:\temp %F in (*.pdf) do D:\VeryPDF\ocr2any.exe -ocr -ocrmode 3 "%F" "%~dpnF-ocr.pdf"
You can use a few folders for test purpose first, once you feel OK with OCR result, you can backup the larger folder first, run above command line to OCR all PDF files in your larger folder, after process is finished, and everything is OK with searchable PDF files, you can delete the backup folder, this method will be safer for you.