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What search utilities can search by file name in Windows 7?

Is there any way to replace the vista search function with the windows XP search assistant/tool ?

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    Whoa. Kinda like "Is there any way to throw away our civilization and go back to the stone ago?" :-) – Joey Nov 27 '09 at 13:31
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    i'm afraid this puppy is history. :) – Molly7244 Nov 27 '09 at 13:35
  • The last living remnant of Microsoft Bob ... passed away :-) – Joey Nov 27 '09 at 13:46
  • And tell me WHY you'd want to do this? – ephilip Nov 27 '09 at 13:49
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    Vista's works much better than XP's ever did. – Phoshi Nov 28 '09 at 10:18

Best search I've ever found is here at http://www.voidtools.com/ programs named "Everything". super fast indexing and has never slowed me down once since installing on my windows vista machine. I recently installed it on a windows 7 machine and it worked perfectly. I have disabled my windows indexing and this has been perfect for any on the fly search.


You might be interested in something like Locate32 or Google Desktop.

  • gogo gadgets from google – warren Nov 27 '09 at 15:49
  • i already have locate32, unfortunately the annyoing thing on locate32 is that updating the index takes soooo long, and then you still can't search for text in the file. That, google can, but google slows down the system too much. – Quandary Nov 27 '09 at 22:46
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    You want XP's search back, and you're complaining locate32 takes time? ;) – Phoshi Nov 28 '09 at 10:20
  • Correct. You see, there's a massive difference in time in a live search through a few directories, as compared to indexing the entire drive... But yes, locate32 is fast, unfortunately, latest additions to the filesystem only show up once you update the index (15 min) – Quandary Dec 14 '09 at 15:29

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