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Windows Search solution OR Third party file search freeware

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I have found that when I am browsing in a folder in Windows Explorer, looking for a file, if I use the search box in the top right to search for words that occur in the file name, it does not find files that I know are in that folder.  If I enter the same search term in the Start Menu search box, it finds them.  If anybody knows the solution to that then it would be helpful.

However, I believe that Windows Search cannot index network drives, so I could also do with a piece of freeware that would also provide good file searching functionality, including being able to search mapped network drives.

Even though you can't index network drives in Windows 7, I presume that you ought to be able to search them - is that right?

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I feel your pain.

The old XP search was much better.

Try FileSeek. It doesn't use windows search indexes but is still quite fast.

http://www.fileseek.ca/
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maybe ultrasearch is what you need :  http://www.jam-software.com/ultrasearch/
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Do FileSeek and Ultrasearch both allow the searching of mapped network drives?  We need to be able to search the contents of a NAS device.
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test them out - i can't test on nas devices
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FileSeek certainly does.
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