When searching for any file in XP, I believe there is a setting within XP which prevents the search tool from searching within the "Program Files" and "Windows" folder. Also, it always searches within .zip and .cab files as well. Is this some setting in the registry? Is there a way to change/control this default behavior as per our own preference.
I have found a tool to change whether or not XP should search within .zip and .cab but I am still looking for something to force search within "Program Files" and "Windows" folder. Any ideas on how to do this? Also, I would like to know about the specific key/value in the registry that controls all these settings in XP.