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User Info: happyscrub1

happyscrub1
3 years ago#1
I was just wondering if they improved it or went back to the uber useful windows XP way of searching for files over the crappy way it was implemented in windows 7.

I was just sitting here looking for something on my windows 7 machine and was reminiscing to how easy it was in XP days.
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User Info: HydroCannabinol

HydroCannabinol
3 years ago#2
Win8 search is better than 7 which is better than XP
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User Info: Rexdragon125

Rexdragon125
3 years ago#3
You can search by either typing in the start menu or from the top right of explorer windows. This searches all subfolders of the current folder. By default the explorer search only looks in indexed locations, but that can be expanded by hitting Search tools > Advanced options. It's basically like this for 7, sounds like you were making it harder than it needs to be.

User Info: Orestes417

Orestes417
3 years ago#4
I'm sure you can still download bonzi buddy somewhere if you want a derpy animal search friend
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User Info: happyscrub1

happyscrub1
3 years ago#5
but can you search by file type though
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User Info: Rexdragon125

Rexdragon125
3 years ago#6
Yes, just put in the extension: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows7/advanced-tips-for-searching-in-windows

Couldn't do this in XP

User Info: skychan

skychan
3 years ago#7
i hate instant search!!!!!!!!!!
got to hate shows results as you type.........................
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User Info: Rexdragon125

Rexdragon125
3 years ago#8
So you like your search being clunky and slow? People find the weirdest things to whine about...

User Info: Lonestar2000

Lonestar2000
3 years ago#9
Rexdragon125 posted...
Yes, just put in the extension: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows7/advanced-tips-for-searching-in-windows

Couldn't do this in XP

Why did the search go backwards? in XP you don't have to type all of that crap in.
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User Info: Rexdragon125

Rexdragon125
3 years ago#10
I forgot that XP's search used mind reading.
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