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Windows 7: How to replace the integrated Windows search?

03 Mar 2010   #1
Opportunitor

Windows 7 Ultimate (64 Bit) - Version 6.1
 
 
How to replace the integrated Windows search?

Hi there

I'm getting completely tired of the default search function within W7. Too simplified and not so reliable as MS pretends. Gonna find specific data easily in XP while W7 displays 'nothing found' Very disturbing for the more advanced user.

After running and testing Windows 7 Ultimate for two months I want to change several OS-functionalities.

First, how to replace the integrated Windows search?
Since I deinstalled the Windows Search completely, no program has longer linked to the search:-command. How can a third-party tool like SearchMyFiles be nested within Windows 7? So when I hit [Windows]+F then SearchMyFiles will be launched"?

What I also want to achieve is:
- to re-store the good old XP-based search;
- a search workaround which only will start searching by e.g. hitting enter (and not immediate while typing text);
- preserve the (real 'as is') shell folder structure while and after searching (instead of breadcrumb paths).

Thanks in advance!


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03 Mar 2010   #2
Capt.Jack Sparrow

Windows 7 Ultimate - 64-bit | Windows 8 Pro - 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Opportunitor View Post
Hi there

I'm getting completely tired of the default search function within W7. Too simplified and not so reliable as MS pretends. Gonna find specific data easily in XP while W7 displays 'nothing found' Very disturbing for the more advanced user.

After running and testing Windows 7 Ultimate for two months I want to change several OS-functionalities.

First, how to replace the integrated Windows search?
Since I deinstalled the Windows Search completely, no program has longer linked to the search:-command. How can a third-party tool like SearchMyFiles be nested within Windows 7? So when I hit [Windows]+F then SearchMyFiles will be launched"?

What I also want to achieve is:
- to re-store the good old XP-based search;
- a search workaround which only will start searching by e.g. hitting enter (and not immediate while typing text);
- preserve the (real 'as is') shell folder structure while and after searching (instead of breadcrumb paths).

Thanks in advance!
Hello,

Did you try these Tutorials

Search in Windows 7

http://windowsteamblog.com/blogs/win...echniques.aspx

Try these and see whether that meet your needs

Hope this helps,
Captain
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03 Mar 2010   #3
Opportunitor

Windows 7 Ultimate (64 Bit) - Version 6.1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Capt.Jack Sparrow View Post

[...]
Did you try these Tutorials [...]
Yes, but it doesn't really make sense to me ...
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03 Mar 2010   #4
Opportunitor

Windows 7 Ultimate (64 Bit) - Version 6.1
 
 

Does anyone have a solution to fix this?
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04 Mar 2010   #5
logicearth

Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Opportunitor View Post
Yes, but it doesn't really make sense to me ...
Maybe the problem is not Windows Search, but the one in the chair? Just saying...Cause you know, Windows Search is anything but simple once you look at the queries it can do. Perhaps that is why you are having trouble? Windows XP offered a limited, simplistic searching method. While in Windows 7 the search is more comparative to Google.
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04 Mar 2010   #6
NoN

Windows 7 Professional SP1 - x64 [Non-UEFI Boot]
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Opportunitor View Post
Hi there

I'm getting completely tired of the default search function within W7. Too simplified and not so reliable as MS pretends. Gonna find specific data easily in XP while W7 displays 'nothing found' Very disturbing for the more advanced user.

After running and testing Windows 7 Ultimate for two months I want to change several OS-functionalities.

First, how to replace the integrated Windows search?
Since I deinstalled the Windows Search completely, no program has longer linked to the search:-command. How can a third-party tool like SearchMyFiles be nested within Windows 7? So when I hit [Windows]+F then SearchMyFiles will be launched"?

What I also want to achieve is:
- to re-store the good old XP-based search;
- a search workaround which only will start searching by e.g. hitting enter (and not immediate while typing text);
- preserve the (real 'as is') shell folder structure while and after searching (instead of breadcrumb paths).

Thanks in advance!
You're posting exactly the same here, mate!:

How to replace the integrated Windows search
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04 Mar 2010   #7
Opportunitor

Windows 7 Ultimate (64 Bit) - Version 6.1
 
 

Well, thanks for your feedback. I'm now starting to reconsider your thoughts

@Capt.Jack Sparrow / logicearth:
By the way, I was not referring to the power of the search feature - rather to the reliability (see above). I'm actually reasonably familiar with search parameters. But maybe I gave a too quickly view - and I get convinced tomorrow...

In any way, how could SearchMyFiles be integrated within Windows 7?

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by NoN
You're posting exactly the same here, mate!:

http://www.sevenforums.com/customiza...ws-search.html
My apology for accidental double post!
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