The FileSearch object in Office XP appears to behave quite differently than in Office 2000. For example, in 2002, a VBA-based or interactive search (File Open Search...) for "*.pst" on "C:" returns no files. Wrong! Similarly, a search for ".txt" returns only 2 files (which are in the Corel WordPerfect folder). Using Find Files... from the Start menu turns up .txt files all over the place. This does not appear to be a problem with user privileges at the OS level, but some kind of change in the FileSearch object itself.

Any ideas?

Or, rather than beat our heads against this wall, does anyone have a good substitute? Something in the Windows API probably would do it, but it's a long way from here to working code and help would be welcome.