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INDEX FILES ON MY COMPUTER.

Posted on 2008-06-12
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Busy with a data center move and am new to the job.  

I keep on getting files that I want to refer to in the future so I create a directory on my xp system named /reference.

I do a search on it by right clicking on it.  

Problems are:  
   1) it does not seem to look into excel spread sheets well and
   2) it is getting slow.

I would like to search this fast.

   3) A total dream would be if I could share it off my system and my team members could use an index but this is not a requirement.   If the first 2 requirement work, I am good.  If the third works I will be amazed.

I have just a normal xp box that is on all day, every day.

 

 
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tigermatt earned 500 total points
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Hi itguy411,

You can install Windows Search to quickly and easily index your computer and make for faster searches within indexed locations. It is much faster than the conventional XP search method, and the software works with Windows XP SP2 and above.

More information can be found at http://www.microsoft.com/windows/products/winfamily/desktopsearch/getitnow.mspx.

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OK - this totally rocks.  

I have tried other stuff in the past but it hogged up the CPU.  

This just worked, quick too.

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Glad to hear your problem is sorted!
Have a good day,
--tigermatt
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