By default, Windows searches using the index. While faster, search results from the index may not always be up to date or accurate due to waiting on the index to slowly update itself in the background when there is low or idle usage of the computer. You could rebuild the index
to speed up updating the index, but this could get annoying if you make a lot of changes to file types
and folder locations
that are included in the index list and do a lot of searches often.
Normally you could also disable the index Windows Search
service to have Windows default to using non-index search results. This would be fine in Vista, but in Windows 7
, this would cause you to no longer be able to search in Libraries
This tutorial will show you how to always have accurate non-indexed search results in Windows 7 and Vista without disabling the index Windows Search