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The search in files under Windows 7 *sucks*. It misses a lot of results.
Seriously, I miss the Windows XP search Dog frequently.

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Windows 7 killed search. I would love to get an answer from Microsoft about what they were thinking when they killed off the powerful search function from Windows XP. What could the reason possibly be, that it was too useful?
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vicmarcal wrote:The search in files under Windows 7 *sucks*. It misses a lot of results.
Seriously, I miss the Windows XP search Dog frequently.
when you go to the folder you want to search with windows explorer and type the query in the search box then it uses brute force search.
in windows 8 it's even worse :(

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Personally, I preferred the Windows 9x/NT 4 versions of search.

Even for a simple filename search, the XP version had a nasty habit of trying to search inside ZIP files - which doesn't sound like a bad idea until you discover how slow their zip file processor is. No idea how they managed to make it that slow - even a 4.77mhz PC/XT running from a floppy disk could list a zip file's content in seconds. Searching a large file share with thousands of zips files could take all day unless you applied a registry hack to make it skip looking inside zip files.

You should really see how fast Windows 95 can do a filename search on a 320GB FAT32 SATA drive full of misc files. Just minutes.

Also, people should really be weary of search tools that index documents as they may be caching bits of sensitive data.

There was a nice little third party search tool out there called "agent ransack" that seemed to do things the sane Win9x way. Unless I am mistaken, that is not open source though.

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SomeGuy wrote:Personally, I preferred the Windows 9x/NT 4 versions of search.

Even for a simple filename search, the XP version had a nasty habit of trying to search inside ZIP files - which doesn't sound like a bad idea until you discover how slow their zip file processor is. No idea how they managed to make it that slow - even a 4.77mhz PC/XT running from a floppy disk could list a zip file's content in seconds. Searching a large file share with thousands of zips files could take all day unless you applied a registry hack to make it skip looking inside zip files.

You should really see how fast Windows 95 can do a filename search on a 320GB FAT32 SATA drive full of misc files. Just minutes.

Also, people should really be weary of search tools that index documents as they may be caching bits of sensitive data.

There was a nice little third party search tool out there called "agent ransack" that seemed to do things the sane Win9x way. Unless I am mistaken, that is not open source though.
but usually you choose which folders to index (example "my document"), advanced computer users like to have everything under control including the indexer :)

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These must go in the Epic Win thread too :)

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And don't forget the CompatDB.

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SomeGuy wrote:And don't forget the CompatDB.
added xplorer2 yesterday but i forgot ultraexplorer

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ReactOS is still in alpha stage, meaning it is not feature-complete and is recommended only for evaluation and testing purposes.

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