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    search file utility 4 xp (xp pro)

    I need a better utility to find files on the office network. The windows search function is too crude. I know vista ha a better utility. Is there something better for XP?

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    Re: search file utility 4 xp (xp pro)

    Have a look at several of the desktop search programs that are available. Google Desktop Search, Windows Desktop Home Page, Yahoo! Desktop Search, Copernic Desktop Search - The Search Engine for Your PC and others can be found at desktop search - Google Search. We use Windows Desktop Search at work and have had good luck with it.

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    Re: search file utility 4 xp (xp pro)

    google does not search the network. will windows desktop.

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    Re: search file utility 4 xp (xp pro)

    I tend to like Copernic Desktop search as well as Super Finder. The latter is very quick and combines nicely with Xplorer2 Lite to make a for a fast quick & dirty file finder. Its only drawback (IMO) is its restriction to select just one drive for a seach (no option for "All Local Drives"). All mentioned are <img src=/S/free.gif border=0 alt=free width=30 height=15> programs.

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    Re: search file utility 4 xp (xp pro)

    Yes. There is a Microsoft addin to index and search network locations.

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    Re: search file utility 4 xp (xp pro)

    I like Agent Ransack - http://www.mythicsoft.com/agentransack/

    It's fast, good on networks, and support regular expressions.

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