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What's the fastest desktop search tools you've used on Windows?
What's a good alternative to Windows' “Search for Files and Folders”?

Google Desktop Search does not allow us specify the index file folders path.

Is there any other better alternatives to Google Desktop Search.

PS: I'm using Windows 7.

Thanks in advance.

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See also :

Everything search engine
Ultra-fast, but search on file names only

Agent Ransack 2010
File names and contents, but no index.

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I think copernic desktop search is great: http://www.copernic.com/en/products/desktop-search/index.html

There's a free version for private/non-commercial use.

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I find CDS to be a resource hog. I've used it on and off. I always uninstall due to how poorly it manages itself amongst other applications that run. –  sunk818 Oct 7 at 16:13

The built in Windows search is pretty full-featured and allows user control over indexed directories and it is a default component of Windows. Is there a reason that you're not using that?

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It does not support content-search. –  Jichao Sep 29 '10 at 16:07
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@Jichao - If there is a specific feature that you are looking for, it would be helpful to post it in your question. We're not mind readers. –  MDMarra Sep 29 '10 at 16:52
    
@Jichao I am using Windows 7 Search. It is not a default options, but you can configure it to perform content search. I often search for keywords in my PDFs using Windows Search. –  sunk818 Oct 7 at 16:13

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