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Solved I can't find Windows XP search-type function in W7

November 21, 2012 at 21:56:07
Specs: Windows 7

The search function in Windows 7 (Top RH corner) is quite useless compared to what I had in Windows XP.

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December 1, 2012 at 09:08:12

I've taken to using FileSearchEX to give me what XP did ... I like it


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#2
November 22, 2012 at 05:27:49

windows 7 has about the best search function, I have never had a problem with it.

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#3
November 22, 2012 at 10:13:28

What are you referring to? Internet explorer or Windows itself?

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#4
November 22, 2012 at 11:35:29

My view on Win 7 search is half way between the original post and that of #2.

I find it very fast and great for ordinary non-technical users but it failed miserably when searching for system and program files. I too resorted to Agent Ransack and others. They took longer but find files I am searching for that the the Win 7 users search doesn't (even when I know the exact name and file extension).

I have another issue with Win 7 search too. If you get a number of hits you can only check the properties of just one. You then have to search again to look at the properties of the next one and so forth. Third party search programs allow to look at each one without searching again.

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#5
November 23, 2012 at 15:16:07

Good point #3.

As the poster said Windows 7 search I assumed that's what was meant. However that is bottom left (from the Start button) not top right, so maybe this is really about the Internet Explorer search.

In which case then there are options to select different search providers (as there were in XP). This should include Google and not many folk reckon that is a bad search engine.

Seems we have a rather confused "statement" rather than a properly posed question (or maybe just a pointless rant to the wrong people).

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#6
November 30, 2012 at 08:16:41

If you are using the windows explorer search, and you need to find files of a certain type, you can always use the universal "all files" charictor the asterix, followed by dot, and the file extention, For example, searching for "*.iso" will find all the files with the .iso extention, and only files with the .iso estention.

I'm a toxic agent, on a dangerous mission so secret, that even I don't know what it is, because if I did, I would have to kill myself.


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#7
November 30, 2012 at 09:21:51

Yep #6 is correct, except of-course for the ones it doesn't find. That's why I use a third party file finder for the ones it doesn't show you.

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December 1, 2012 at 09:08:12
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I've taken to using FileSearchEX to give me what XP did ... I like it

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