Re: Search function in Win XP

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by °Mike°, Jun 21, 2003.

  1. °Mike°

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    Windows XP - Search Problems
    http://www.dougknox.com/xp/tips/xp_bad_search.htm


    On Sat, 21 Jun 2003 21:21:59 GMT, in
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    Jim Beaver scrawled:

    >I think I must be doing something wrong, because the search function in Win
    >XP doesn't seem very thorough at all. In previous Windows versions, the
    >search function would bring up every single file that contained my search
    >string, i.e., I could search for the letters "eab" (in that order) and get a
    >list of thousands of files. Now, with XP (and a different sort of
    >interface, the one with the picture of the browsing dog), I can do the same
    >search and come up with four or five files. Sometimes I search for a
    >document located somewhere on my hard drive, searching by the name of the
    >person addressed in the document, and come up with nothing. Yet while
    >browsing lists of documents in various files, I will then find the document
    >by accident, and it will contain one and sometimes several instances of the
    >name I'd searched for. There are documents on my HD that I KNOW contain
    >certain words, yet neither a "Search all documents" nor a "Search all files"
    >(even "Search all hidden files too") will turn the document up. What's the
    >deal?
    >
    >Jim Beaver


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