Monday, April 21, 2008

Windows Search 4 - Improved search for Windows XP and Vista

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Windows XP's search function is very primitive. It take ages to search for files on a large hard disk, and people do have large hard disk these days. There are alternatives such as Google Desktop Search and Copernic Desktop Search that gives quicker search results. Windows Vista includes a better search tool that allows you to search right from the start menu from program files to documents. Now Microsoft has released a new version of their search tool called Windows Search 4.0 for Windows XP as well as Vista

Windows Search 4.0 lets you perform an instant search of your computer for documents, e-mail messages through Outlook, music files, photos, and other items on the computer. The search engine in Windows Search 4.0 is a Microsoft Windows service that is also used by programs such as Microsoft Office Outlook 2007 and Microsoft Office OneNote 2007. You can use this search engine to index a program's content and to obtain instant results when you search in a particular program.


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Windows Search 4 in Windows XP and Windows Vista


Windows Search 4 also allows searching and indexing of encrypted files and files across a network. Through the Group Policy editor you can choose to allow or exclude certain locations for indexing, change the default search locations and modify existing location in the All Location menu and a number of other customization. The new Windows Search 4 provides a finer and faster search and more control to the users.

Windows Search 4 for Windows XP
Windows Search 4 for Windows Vista

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