thanks for that link - but that's not what I mean - probably just my bad description
if you click on the "windows" button at the bottom left corner of the screen you get a search option -- it says "start search"
it examines all the PC files - the files are located there
I've attached a screenshot (I hope)
this particular example is for a site called zeno. The "links" that teh Vista search shows are no longer there as I have deleted them from everywhere I can think of - yet they still appear in the Vista Search.
I hope that's clarified.
thanks for coming back to me