I have been using Windows Search 4.0 (and still am) on my Windows XP office desktop for years. I use it everyday all day long to find information on my computer. I still have my old XP computer as my main office computer because I can not do without this capability.
(Here is link that talks about WS4 https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/940157
I have been looking for a way to duplicate this on Windows 7 for years and have not found any way to make the built in search work satisfactorily. The only thing that I have found that is close is Copernic Desktop Search.
I have included a screenshoots that show the layout of Windows Search 4.0.
Showing the TaskBar Search and the expanded search.
The ability to quickly show
"Everything - Documents - E-mails - Music - ........ other" just by clicking on the label is Wonderful!! and necessary!
Does anyone have any advice or suggestions?
I would like to "retire" my old XP box but until I find a way to duplicate the search capabilities I am stuck.