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SEARCH settings???

by bently / November 16, 2005 6:48 AM PST

Had to reformat and install win xp home.

When I press ''WINFLAG'' key and ''F'' for search,
''WHAT DO YOU WANT TO SEARCH FOR'' comes up.... then
I have to click on ''FILES AND FOLDERS'' to do a search.

How can I set this to open to straight to ''FILES AND FOLDERS'' window?

Also want to have LOOK IN...LOCAL HARDDRIVES C,D,E,F, to open expanded, showing C,D,E, & F INDIVIDUALLY.

Thanks a lot.

Ben

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Never saw that feature. In fact XP search is shameful bad.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 16, 2005 10:57 PM PST
In reply to: SEARCH settings???

I've found XP's search to be unreliable. Now that XP is this old I doubt we'll see this fixed.

Bob

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change SEARCH window
by bently / November 18, 2005 1:56 PM PST

Got the following information from MS WindowsXP workgroup.

Launch Search companion, and
click the "Change Preferences" link.
Click "Change files and folders search behavior",
and select "Advanced" and click OK.

Bently

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