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Windows 7: Windows 7 SEARCH - Choosing Details doesn't STICK

05 Dec 2013   #1
CharlieBoy

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 
Windows 7 SEARCH - Choosing Details doesn't STICK

I've spent hours trying to figure this out. I'm reaching out for HELP!!.. please.. lol

I'm an attorney and I have a tremendous amount of documents and Outlook files that I have to search through to do my job. In past versions of Windows I've used a program called LOOKOUT. I loved this program. Windows bought the program and allegedly incorporated many of the features in the Windows 7 Search feature. I can't run LOOKOUT on Windows 7.. plus it's no longer supported, etc. So I'm forced to use SEARCH in Windows.

To be clear, I'm talking about the SEARCH found when going to the START menu. "search files and programs"

PROBLEM: I want to SAVE my column selections in the display that I've 'customized' in the View -- Choose Details menu. Currently, after taking time to choose my columns and setting the order by Moving Up and Moving Down, the selections are lost the next time I search and the display template reverts back to the Windows default for that type of View. (I'm fluent in designing what I want in the display, and it looks great for this one search, but it's lost the next time I search. I search literally dozens of times in a day.)

I've learned all about Apply to Folder setting under Folder Options, etc. But it isn't a functioning option in this folder, because it's Library folder????

So, I'm asking... is there a way to save my detailed selections, specifically when using the SEARCH function?

Thank you so much for your time!


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23 Dec 2013   #2
bawldiggle

XP/7x32 & x64/8x64/8.1x64
 
 

I hope I am understanding your dilema..
I use "FileSearchEX" to find contents of files (I have about 4,500 files I search multiple times every day.
The beauty of FileSearchEX is that you can have multiple instances(searches) open/minimised at any one time.
If you are looking for files by title, "Everything" is a blindingly fast file finder
Both use their own indexing so you can turn Windows Indexing off which can help speeden up the system too.

Hope that helps
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