I keep my laptop and desktop synchronised (more or less) by searching for recently modified files, zipping them (with path) and then extracting them to the other machine. In Windows XP, the search results include not only files (including zips which have been emailed to me or that I've downloaded) but also the contents of zips. This is something I really don't want.
Is there a setting which stops Windows XP from including the contents of zip files in search results.
If not can you suggest an alternative synchronise strategy.
I don't use Windows backup because in my experience, the versions which come with different editions of Windows have not been compatible. I don't use the briefcase because as a Web Developer I have both machines set up as web servers and I need to preserve the same file structure on both systems.