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Thread: Windows search too broad!




  1. #1
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    I do a search for a file in my "start" "search" and I don't mind the little dog.. I choose search for a file. I get a menu to search in like, My Documents, My Favorites, My Folder, My Music, My Videos, My computer. However if I choose my computer is searches my main drive, my logical drives, my networked drives of my wife and daughter, which really slows it down.

    Surely there is a way to change the way that "search" does it's thing.
    "Former Nebraskan... fix it with bailin' wire."
    Vern

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    change "Look in:"

    there are also more advanced options just below this to refine the search even more. You can also turn off the annoying little dog with an option on the bottom left when you first open the search interface
    I've gone too far and need to move on!

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    When I clicked on "look in:" all I got was : My Documents, My Favorites, My Folder, My Music, My Videos, My computer, no option for local harddrive C, local harddrive d, etc, etc.. it was "My computer" and it searched EVERYTHING.. if my wife and daughter were not in Linux on their computer, it searched their computers as well.. LOL

    I did do something after I posted, and will give this tip, but it's more a bandage, as it really never cured the problem. I used Tweark UI for XP and choose "use classic search in explorer" and now I do get the option of C: D: E: etc, to where I can pick and choose where it is at least going to search. There must be somtehing in the registry somewhere that controls the XP search criteria.
    "Former Nebraskan... fix it with bailin' wire."
    Vern

    SYSTEM:
    MULTIBOOT -> Windows XP, ME and Mandrake 9.2 Linux

    Abit KV8-MAX3
    AMD 64 Clawhammer 3200+

    Kingston Hyper X 1GB DDR CAS 2 set agressively!
    Custom fan cooler for CPU
    USB 2.0 all onboard no card
    GeForce4 MX440 AGP 64MB DDR Video Card
    10/100 NIC 3Com onboard
    Leadtek TV 2000 XP video input card PCI
    160 GB ATA 133 Maxtor HD 8MB buffer
    350 W Enermax PS
    Toshiba DVD ROM drive
    Yamaha CD Burner
    Pioneer DVR-105 DVD Burner
    Logitec optical mouse on adapter
    DW 6000 Satellite 2-Way internet connection

    jenefarm@direcway.com

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