I would always type *.* to search for files in Windows XP. With Windows 2008 Server, it gives folders along with files. How can I change the setting so that I only get files.
I believe you'll need to use Advanced Query syntax.
Since your are trying to search for all files (excluding folders) you can search for this:
(The "NOT" must be in all caps)
The tables at the bottom of this page help.