Searching network drive in Windows XP is MUCH faster than searching in Windows 7

Posted on 2011-05-02
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
I have a network drive that when I search for a file on a Windows XP computer, the results come up almost right away (less than 30 seconds). When I do it on a Windows 7 machine, I can easily wait 3 minutes and still no results come up. Is there a reason for this? I heard that Windows 7 indexes folders so you have to include folders in your indexing options, but I thought this would take forever (bog down the machine since the folder structure is huge and constantly changing (plus I didn't think XP did this)
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    BHBMHT--I find Everything Search  to be superior to Windows Search and no longer use the latter.

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