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    I am running Windows 7 Home Premium. How do I search through a top level folder, e.g., OS (C, for a file or folder. Under XP on my old machine, I used to be able to run a Search in Powerdesk, but there is yet to be a 64 bit version of Powerdesk and I cannot figure out, at least it is not obvious, how to do a search in Windows Explorer. Any insight will be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

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    The search function on the start button is very intuative. Start typing you folder or file name and see what happens. Unfortunately, I know of no way to search the way you are asking. Perhaps someone else will have that answer.
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    I use Powerdesk 7.0 also. Have you tried right clicking on your PD icon and run as administrator?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ron M View Post
    I am running Windows 7 Home Premium. How do I search through a top level folder, e.g., OS (C, for a file or folder. Under XP on my old machine, I used to be able to run a Search in Powerdesk, but there is yet to be a 64 bit version of Powerdesk and I cannot figure out, at least it is not obvious, how to do a search in Windows Explorer. Any insight will be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

    Ron M
    In Windows Explorer if you click on C:, do you not see "Search Local Disk (C" in the upper right search box?

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    open an explorer window of the folder you want to search and in the top-right corner there is a "search" box that you can use for simple searches. for more advanced searches, press [F3]. that will open a "search results" window. towards the top-right corner of that window, click on the down arrow next to "advanced search" and you will get a search options window that resembles the old XP search.

    i would like to think there's a keyboard shortcut to accomplish all this with one keypress, but i've yet to find it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ron M View Post
    ...How do I search through a top level folder, e.g., OS (C, for a file or folder...
    To search for a file named "whatever" you should type Name:whatever in the Windows explorer search box.

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