Microsoft Windows Desktop Search offers a useful solution to anyone looking to search across networks and especially Outlook related tasks although as far as desktop searches go, I'll be sticking with Google. But none of them is what I want. With each release of a product Microsoft seems determined to kill any remotely useful features and replace them with defective garbage and Search is no exception.
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How do I get that same list in Win 7? What I can tell you is that the search in it works as expected. Even more annoyingly, while it's searching it will show "No items match your search" yet doesn't display any indication that the search is still running, so you have no way of knowing whether it's still looking, or it's finished, or the file does really exist but the indexing service needs another nine hours to find it.
I prefer elegant user interfaces that are simple, a la google.
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If I have a folder full of images named The problem with Win 7 search that deskto; writes about still exists. Win7 search is a joke.
Same goes for Disk Indexing… more disc space and computer power wasted in the long term. Mine too started working correctly but then failed again the following day. The built-in search sucks big time.
Without its nice graphical interface, controlling your computer would be a lot more complicated. Windoes you enable Windows search indexingyour computer will constantly keep an index of all files and folders, which helps to improve search speeds, but you may notice the system slow down every once in a while as it indexes.
I refused to trade my XP at home for Vista, and now I'm refusing to trade my XP at home for Windows 7, at least until they work out this obvious bug.
I'm the same opinion, the Win7 search is even more bad than the search of XP. My computer stopps working while indexing which needs a very long time.
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Windows 7 search only searches the first files it finds. I've never seen such an idiotic software component like the Windows 7 search. This element has no attributes and no child elements. I have to agree with most of the comments and that is Windows 7 Search is rubbish. At least with XP search you could force it to crawl through the contents zearch files for a keyword search.
So limited here I am wasting hours looking for information on how to locate something on my drive that would have taken the time to type in a box plus a couple of seconds for the search itself if I still had XP. The terms must be case sensitive. Obviously microsoft didn't test this bit of windows 7 before release.
Maybe there's a way to configure W7 so that I can find my files, but even after reading everything windoows, I can't figure out what it could be. I highly recommend this file manager with search alternative: Windowa are just one big blunder awayand it will all be downhill from there.
This element contains one mandatory attribute and an optional child element. Depends what you're looking for. The desitop element specifies a description for this search connector. You do know the article is actually wrong, right? Well, if it is, its hard to find…. That says it all!!
I went to Linux when Vista was thrust on us. Indexing my files cluttered it with a lot of other files, so I chose to go with Everything instead, and keep only my Start Menu indexed. Change folder view settings so that you let yourself see hidden and system files and extensions. It's one of the worst things about Windows 7 — and heaven knows there's some stiff competition. JPG because it is hidden.