We need to search 2 computers for about 50 search terms. We are searching the local computers as well as 6 mapped network drives and finding it very slow because we are restricted to using Windows XP's built-in search tool without indexing (Search Companion, not Windows Search 4.0).
Are there methods to improve the performance of Windows XP's built-in search tool without indexing?
Alternatively we would be interested in a fast search tool that meets the above criteria and that can be installed without making changes outside the installation folder and without making changes to the registry. Perhaps a single executable.
We do not know what type of documents are on the system, so we'd like something that can interpret as many file types as possible.