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Can Vista do XP-like file searches?

Posted on 2008-06-18
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I would like to search for files in Vista similar to XP searches. For example, I would liketo right-click on a directory and search for files in the directory and sub-directories by name, content, size, etc.

I have my system indexed with Google desktop and that works sometimes but that doesn't have the simplicity of the XP-like search.
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If you begin typing something in the search field on the start menu, you can click Search Everywhere.  Once you do that you can click Advanced Search in the upper right hand corner of the window, just under the controls for closing the window.  Perhaps that will help you some, it is not exactly the same, but it does give you more flexibility.
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actually Vista's search capabilities are much greater.. if you click in the start search box and type in your filename it will return a nice list of files that match and the list changes as you type
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I forgot to add, that if you then drop down from the locations menu, you can choose to search Choose Search Locations, and can drill down to individual folders if you like to focus your search.
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Thanks. I won't have a chance to check this until the weekend but I'll let you both know.

Stan
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Bclongacre - I think that with Google Desktop installed, the start menu search works differently. If I type a file name into the search box, it gives me a dozen or so choices. But when I click Search Everywhere ,it reverts to the Google Desktop search.

Stan
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