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Windows 7: Can the start menu search folder names?

04 Jun 2010   #1

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Can the start menu search folder names?

I had a bear of a time finding something just now. It's the Catalyst control center. I know it had the word "cat" in it, and search couldn't find it. It is in there as a folder. The contents however are all named simpler, like "ccc - Admin" etc.

Is there a way to have search locate for me based upon the folder name, or is this just how it works? I think I miss program manager! I have a mess here, everything is glommed into one list. Thx

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Thanks guys

I am very familiar with the start menu being alphabetic, but on a case by case basis, I can remember bits of words, keywords, etc. I have a hugely loaded development machine that has LOTS of programs installed on it, so remembering where the word falls in the name is not always easy. I am a keyword launcher junkie, so I use keywords often. I just think it would be cool if the folders could be searched too, sometimes they are even more significant than their contents.

I do use everything for some things, but for this it's overkill I think. I am renaming the shortcuts for "CCC - Advanced" to "catalyst control center - advanced" and I will be fine for now, I was just hoping there was a file type or something that could be added to windows indexing to make these pop.

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