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    XP Style search tool?

    I'm afraid I concluded that for me the Vista search tool is not for me.
    Is there a free XP style search tool I can download?
    The XP search tool was is so much easier to use.

    Mickey



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    Re: XP Style search tool?

    Hello, I am not able to get the Search tool to function properly in Vista. I get into the Search Window. I simply want to find all my most recent files. I choose Advanced Search and then set the date to all files created after May 1, 2010. The Search runs and only returns one file. I know that I've created more files since May 1, 2010. When I run the search for the C: drive. I get one file returned. When I run the Search using Computer, I get only onbe filoe, but its different from the file found under C: drive.

    Can anyone explain how to run a Search so that it returns all the files on my computer that were created after a certain date? Your help is really appeciated.

    btw. I never had any problem on prior Operating Systems. How could MS have screwed this up so badly? Can I still use the Command Prompt and run the dir command using the date option?

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    Re: XP Style search tool?

    On Sat, 22 May 2010 17:12:21 -0500, danegolf <guest@newsgroup-email.com>
    wrote:

    >Hello, I am not able to get the Search tool to function properly in
    >Vista. I get into the Search Window. I simply want to find all my most
    >recent files. I choose Advanced Search and then set the date to all
    >files created after May 1, 2010. The Search runs and only returns one
    >file. I know that I've created more files since May 1, 2010. When I run
    >the search for the C: drive. I get one file returned. When I run the
    >Search using Computer, I get only onbe filoe, but its different from the
    >file found under C: drive.
    >
    >Can anyone explain how to run a Search so that it returns all the files
    >on my computer that were created after a certain date? Your help is
    >really appeciated.
    Hello Danegolf,

    Without seeing the exact query that you are using or your search and
    indexing options, it's hard to say what's wrong. However, I do this kind
    of search often on Vista and it works as expected. A search of my
    "Indexed Locations" using the query

    date:>01 May 2010

    returns 676 files.

    Sometimes you don't need to use Advanced Search. Did you try using one of
    the supplied saved searches that begin with "Recent"? Click on your user
    profile in Windows Explorer and click on the "Searches" folder to expand
    the list.

    Doug M. in NJ

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    Re: XP Style search tool?

    try these. I use them everyday!!!!!



    FSL - Super Finder


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    Re: XP Style search tool?

    Does FSL Superfinder work in Vista ???

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    Re: XP Style search tool?

    yes

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    Re: XP Style search tool?

    Merci bien mon ami.

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    Re: XP Style search tool?

    prego

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