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Windows 7: A Windows 7 search alternative ?

29 Oct 2010   #1
juandante

XP Pro
 
 
A Windows 7 search alternative ?

Hello, I am looking for a 3rd party search tool wich is about similar to Windows XP search tool.

It should be able to open with the Ctrl+F key in the Explorer.

Thanks for the help and sorry for the mistakes (I'm not English)


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29 Oct 2010   #2
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by juandante View Post
Hello, I am looking for a 3rd party search tool wich is about similar to Windows XP search tool.

It should be able to open with the Ctrl+F key in the Explorer.

Thanks for the help and sorry for the mistakes (I'm not English)

There is something called check everything download it here. Everything Search Engine

Good luck

Ken
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29 Oct 2010   #3
juandante

XP Pro
 
 

Oh and how do I enable the CTRL+F shortcut to be able to search directly in a folder ?
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29 Oct 2010   #4
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Wy would you need something other than what's included? If you want to search in a specific folder, you can enter your search term right in the search box in Explorer. The search would be one of the last things I'd think you'd need a third-party replacement for. It puts XP's search to shame, and then some.
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02 Nov 2010   #5
juandante

XP Pro
 
 

Hello, did someone find a software for that problem ? That would be great
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02 Nov 2010   #6
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

You already have a search box in Explorer now...there's no problem that software needs to fix. In fact, if you hit CTRL+F, it moves a cursor up into that search box, so you can type what you want to search for. It's already there, by default, in Windows 7.
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03 Nov 2010   #7
pacinitaly

windows 7 professional & ultimate 64bit laptops
 
 

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03 Nov 2010   #8
mborner

Windows 7 Pro/32 Academic. Build 7600
 
 

I have to be honest, I see a lot of requests for 3rd party search apps. For the life of me, I can't figure out why. Windows 7 search feature is absolutely incredible. As DeconFrost said "It puts XP's search to shame." When I first got Windows 7 installed, I quickly realized that the new search feature was by far, the most improved feature in Windows history. It's almost limitless. Most users having issues with Windows 7 search need to understand how to use it. With that knowledge, the power of what Windows 7 search can do is utterly astounding!
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03 Nov 2010   #9
James Colbert

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mborner View Post
It's almost limitless. Most users having issues with Windows 7 search need to understand how to use it. With that knowledge, the power of what Windows 7 search can do is utterly astounding!
Hi mborner,

I'm always in the market for greater understanding...can you (and Deacon) post your favorite Win7 search resources? Thanks!

James
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03 Nov 2010   #10
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by James Colbert View Post
post your favorite Win7 search resources?
I'm not sure what you mean by resources. When I need to search for something, I just do it, and it finds the info/file/e-mail etc that I need. It just works. If I need to find a person's phone number in an e-mail from last year...it works. I'm not sure what you are after, in terms of resources, but if you post it, we can go from there. There isn't any config or learning to do, either. It's ready to go, out of the box.

The odd part is, it does exactly what the OP is asking about...already...by default.
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