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Alternative to Windows 7 Search

I did a clean install of Win 7 Ultimate 32 bit on my T60 back in February and I am very happy with it with one exception.  I have tried changes Win 7 folder options to be able to search contents of files or use a wildcard and to no avail.  Is anyone using third party search software instead of Win 7 OS search?

ThinkPad T530 2359-CTO i7-3520M (up to 3.60 GHz) 16GB RAM, 250GB Samsung 840 SSD, 15.6" 1600 x 900 LED, NVIDIA NVS 5400M Graphics with Optimus Technology

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Re: Alternative to Windows 7 Search

Have you tried using google desktop search?




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Re: Alternative to Windows 7 Search

No, I have not tried Google Desktop.  Might you know if it will search the contents of .doc, .xls & .pdf files?

ThinkPad T530 2359-CTO i7-3520M (up to 3.60 GHz) 16GB RAM, 250GB Samsung 840 SSD, 15.6" 1600 x 900 LED, NVIDIA NVS 5400M Graphics with Optimus Technology

ThinkPad T60 8744-5BU
T7200(2GHz), 4GB RAM, 256GB Crucial C-300 SSD HD, 15.4in 1680x1050 LCD, 256MB ATI MOBILITY FireGL V5250, CDRW/DVDRW, Win7 Ultimate 32bit

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Re: Alternative to Windows 7 Search

Yes it will index everything,you can even select what type of files to be searched and what should not be

http://desktop.google.com/features.html




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Re: Alternative to Windows 7 Search

>> Is anyone using third party search software instead of Win 7 OS search?

I recently bought a ThinkPad SL510 with Windows 7 on it. I love it but could not live with the default search tool. I'm using FileSearchEX at the moment and love it. I also replaced the default drive with an SSD which really make things move!