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Old 11-09-2009, 02:03 PM   #1
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Recently I installed a number of Windows XP Pro upgrades, including a compatibility feature for Office 2003 files. Now it seems that also installed was Windows Search. Windows Search seems to be required for the compatibility feature. The difficulty is that Windows Search thinks that everything I would want to search for is in Documents, and the search window is quite different from the old one. This means that searches come up unsuccessful, when I know the files are there, and can check that they are there with Windows Explorer or the Command window.

So, how do I get this improved search feature to actually search everywhere, not just in Documents? I was looking for files in C:\billing, and had to go there and look around through Windows Explorer, since Windows Search won't look there, or at least it doesn't with the present settings. I knew I had a lot of files called env10???.doc, but Windows Search couldn't find them.

Not all improvements turn out to improve things. <sigh>
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