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Old 08-29-2005, 10:30 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Windows Search Replacement

I'm looking for a good replacement for the default Windows search feature. Google Desktop is great, but I need something that will search for program and data files, not just basic documents. Any suggestions?

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Old 08-30-2005, 03:04 AM   #2 (permalink)
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copernic desktop is the best. google, msn and yahoo track your activites. copernic also searches for your file while you type the name

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Old 08-30-2005, 07:37 AM   #3 (permalink)
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You could wait for WinFS.
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<input type=\"text\" name=\"search\"> <input type=\"submit\" name=\"submit\" value=\"Search TF before you post!\"></form>
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Old 08-30-2005, 07:55 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Originally posted by Tyler1989
You could wait for WinFS.
that's a great idea in the meantime why don't you just memorize where all of your files are located
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Old 08-30-2005, 08:05 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Copernic is a great tool, I would recommend that as well.

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Old 08-30-2005, 08:54 AM   #6 (permalink)
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i judge a search tool by wether it can find secret folders such as dllcache most cant find it no matter what. ontrac's file finder is the best and finds more than what copernick does although i like copernick, file finder doesnt require an install and none of the extra clutter, just a small simple file but finds everything including dllcache

forgot to mention its included with powerdesk5 usually but is a seperate program by itself, you should beable to find it standalone somewhere.
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Old 08-30-2005, 09:47 AM   #7 (permalink)
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WinFS beta was released yesterday to MSDN subscribers. I will post back if it is everything they promised or if it worse.

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