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Looking for a guide that explains how to use the Windows Search feature in Windows 7

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Looking for a guide that explains how to use the Windows Search feature in Windows 7.

I have found that the "new and improved" Windows Search feature that is used in Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 often doesn't find the files that I am searching for.

Please provide me with hyperlinks to resources that explain how to properly use the Windows Search feature in Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008.

Since the new Windows Search feature is so problematic, I have been having to resort to using the command line dir command to perform my Windows searches, such as shown below:

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7600]
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C:\Users\dennis.stroble>cd c:\

c:\>dir RiskSASetup.exe /s >risk.txt

Which then produces this risk.txt notepad document:

 Volume in drive C has no label.
 Volume Serial Number is B631-96DB

 Directory of c:\support\Games

07/04/2010  06:53 PM        36,507,520 RiskSASetup.exe
               1 File(s)     36,507,520 bytes

 Directory of c:\_Support\Games

07/04/2010  06:53 PM        36,507,520 RiskSASetup.exe
               1 File(s)     36,507,520 bytes

     Total Files Listed:
               2 File(s)     73,015,040 bytes
               0 Dir(s)  504,278,818,816 bytes free
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