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#1 faster

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Posted 06 September 2015 - 02:01 PM

 The Windows 7 search program is horrible. When I couldn't get it to find something I knew was on my PC, I tested it out. First, I found a file, then asked the search program to find it. Even while I was looking right AT it, it didn't find it. Certain extensions it will not even bother looking for.

It doesn't repeat a search, either. You have to type it all back in. Lousy.

Can this be repaired somehow? My old W98SE search program was vastly better, and much easier to use.

At the very least, a search program should be a little bit reliable. To be crude about it, this one sucks big donkey....



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Posted 06 September 2015 - 02:35 PM

That is a gripe shared by many. This article should help & recommends an alternative: http://lifehacker.com/5887848/make-windows-search-a-million-times-more-useful-with-these-simple-tweaks


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Posted 07 September 2015 - 07:48 AM

 I know you want to get the Windows search issue resolved and I do hope you are able to fix it.

 

However, I am putting this out to you as an alternative to Windows search.

 

You can also use Everything Search which is available for download here http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/everything/

 

I have been using it for years and to me is much better than the Windows search function.

 



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Posted 07 September 2015 - 10:33 AM

+1 for Everything.

 

The Windows search function is what is and has been for many years.  It's unlikely that anyone could expect MS to devote time to improving it, IMO.

 

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Posted 20 October 2015 - 05:03 PM

I a free with hamluis. The win search is a shadow of his own. This is why I use the free version of lookeen



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Posted 21 October 2015 - 09:01 AM

I have used a couple of these in corporate environments. I have a $90M a year client that uses Agent Ransack. Another uses Everything. I personally use Astro Grep.


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Posted 21 October 2015 - 10:04 AM

FWIW:  Member last active at BC 17 Oct...no input to this topic since original post on 8 Sep 2015.

 

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