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Windows 7: Need XP-style search program to replace the Windows Seven search

22 Apr 2012   #1
White Phoenix

64 bit Windows 7 Home Premium SP1
 
 
Need XP-style search program to replace the Windows Seven search

I will only buy one, if I have no choice, but I do not feel that I should have to in order to replace something that came with Windows 7 and should have worked in the first place.

Everything is not anything close to the search interface that was in Windows XP.

I tried Google. All of the answers are at least three years old and the same ones repeatedly. That is when they actually address the problem or even admit the search in Windows 7 is broken.

Does anyone have any other suggestions?

Besides converting to Linux-Unix.


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22 Apr 2012   #2
windude99

Windows 7 Professional x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by White Phoenix View Post
I will only buy one, if I have no choice, but I do not feel that I should have to in order to replace something that came with Windows 7 and should have worked in the first place.

Everything is not anything close to the search interface that was in Windows XP.

I tried Google. All of the answers are at least three years old and the same ones repeatedly. That is when they actually address the problem or even admit the search in Windows 7 is broken.

Does anyone have any other suggestions?

Besides converting to Linux-Unix.
Try this: Can I restore the XP style search to Windows 7? - Microsoft Answers
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22 Apr 2012   #3
White Phoenix

64 bit Windows 7 Home Premium SP1
 
 

OK, I saw a thread and someone posted "Agent Ransack". That was it, just Agent Ransack. I had no idea what that meant until now, so I ignored it.

This is the freeware ‘locked down’ (whatever that means I suppose I will be finding out soon) version of FileLocator Pro or non-professional version of FileLocator Lite.

Yes! This works. I still don’t know what ‘locked down’ means, but it doesn’t seem to interfere with the functionality of the program. Nicest thing to happen all weekend. 8-)

Thanks, WinDude.
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22 Apr 2012   #4
windude99

Windows 7 Professional x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by White Phoenix View Post
OK, I saw a thread and someone posted "Agent Ransack". That was it, just Agent Ransack. I had no idea what that meant until now, so I ignored it.

This is the freeware ‘locked down’ (whatever that means I suppose I will be finding out soon) version of FileLocator Pro or non-professional version of FileLocator Lite.

Yes! This works. I still don’t know what ‘locked down’ means, but it doesn’t seem to interfere with the functionality of the program. Nicest thing to happen all weekend. 8-)

Thanks, WinDude.
No problem!
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22 Apr 2012   #5
pbcopter

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1, Windows 8.1 Pro x64, Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

From Mysticsoft's web site:
Agent Ransack - Free File Searching Utility

"A 'locked down' version of Agent Ransack is available for environments where the end-user is not allowed to search their local PC. Please contact Sales for more information"
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