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    Google Desktop Search (XP Professional)

    The Google Desktop Search icon has disappeared from my Notification Area. I use this software only occasionally, but when I need it, I REALLY need it. At the moment, I don't know how I can launch it.

    Any tips on getting the icon back or running the software from elsewhere?
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    Re: Google Desktop Search (XP Professional)

    I don't run it, but this link talks a little about how to stop, <big>re-start</big>, etc. How can I shut-down Google Desktop Search

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    Re: Google Desktop Search (XP Professional)

    I've looked around, but not found any help. This thing seems to be dead on my computer, but when I go to program files and click the install icon, it tells me that search is already installed.
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    Re: Google Desktop Search (XP Professional)

    In Task Manager, do you have ANY of the three (or four) EXE processes running of the names they mention? If so, can you stop them? If so, do you have or not have an entry for it in your Start Menu, as mentioned in the article? Have you tried a complete un-install via Control Panel?

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    Re: Google Desktop Search (XP Professional)

    Can you uninstall it from the Add/Remove Software control panel?

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    Re: Google Desktop Search (XP Professional)

    From here....

    "If for some unknown reason the GDS icon is missing in your tray bar, open the Windows Task Manager by right clicking on the task bar or pressing Alt+Ctrl+Del.

    You will see three process running GoogleDesktop.exe, GoogleDesktopSetup.exe, GoogleDesktopIndex.exe, and GoogleDesktopCrawl.exe - right click on each of these process and choose the "End Process" menu.

    Google Desktop can be restarted from the Windows Start menu."
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    Re: Google Desktop Search (XP Professional)

    Yeah Doc, see <post:=670,325>post 670,325</post:> and my tongue-in-check remark about (three) or is it (four) processes in <post:=670,563>post 670,563</post:>?

    i.e.

    GoogleDesktop.exe
    GoogleDesktopSetup.exe
    GoogleDesktopIndex.exe
    GoogleDesktopCrawl.exe

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    Re: Google Desktop Search (XP Professional)

    <img src=/S/blush.gif border=0 alt=blush width=15 height=15> Sorry Al. My bad. I thought that link was meant for Lou. <img src=/S/innocent.gif border=0 alt=innocent width=20 height=20>

    BTW - Where did Lou go ??? Could he really be lost without Google Desktop Search ??? <img src=/S/laugh.gif border=0 alt=laugh width=15 height=15>
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