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    On my new win-7 computer I don't see the search function in explorer (files). Is that gone, or is it something I have to find and load?

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    You don't see a pale grey box with the words, 'Search Computer' and a magnifying glass at the right hand end of the title bar?

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    That's it, thanks. Is there a content option (word or phrase) like in XP?

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    The search box you are refering to has been changed. On your start button in the Search Files and Folders box, start typing what you want and possibilities will be shown above. If one of the possibilities are what you are searching for, stop typing and choose it. otherwise keep typing and see what else shows up. This is the new Win 7 search function. Doing a Google search for Win 7 Search will brings up loads of info, This is just one of the sites.
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    I rarely want to search content, just file names, so have been using the program 'Everything' by VoidTools (Freeware). Works great, fast, work on flash and portable drives when they're plugged in. File names only, but supports wild card searches. Displays results as fast as you can type!

    At least the built in Win 7 searches blows away what XP could do speed wise.

    Cheers to all you Loungers,

    Nathan

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