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Where did search go??

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Joe McGuire, Apr 6, 2010.

  1. Joe McGuire

    Joe McGuire Flightless Bird

    Until now I have found it simple to search in WinXP. Click on a folder,
    enter a term to search for, click and voila, there are the results. Since
    some recent update I now have a dorky "Search Desktop" window on the
    desktop. And now I seem to be limited to search ONLY the desktop, as if THAT's
    where I'd save all my documents. What the ^#$% happened? Is there a way to
    get Search back?
     
  2. PA Bear [MS MVP]

    PA Bear [MS MVP] Flightless Bird

    WinKey+F

    Joe McGuire wrote:
    > Until now I have found it simple to search in WinXP. Click on a folder,
    > enter a term to search for, click and voila, there are the results. Since
    > some recent update I now have a dorky "Search Desktop" window on the
    > desktop. And now I seem to be limited to search ONLY the desktop, as if
    > THAT's where I'd save all my documents. What the ^#$% happened? Is there
    > a way to get Search back?
     
  3. Joe McGuire

    Joe McGuire Flightless Bird

    Thanks, but I get the same lame "Windows Search" instead of the usual that
    lets me search in a given folder.

    "PA Bear [MS MVP]" <PABearMVP@gmail.com> wrote in message
    news:-OPi3dif1KHA.224@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
    > WinKey+F
    >
    > Joe McGuire wrote:
    >> Until now I have found it simple to search in WinXP. Click on a folder,
    >> enter a term to search for, click and voila, there are the results. Since
    >> some recent update I now have a dorky "Search Desktop" window on the
    >> desktop. And now I seem to be limited to search ONLY the desktop, as if
    >> THAT's where I'd save all my documents. What the ^#$% happened? Is
    >> there
    >> a way to get Search back?

    >
     
  4. Joe McGuire

    Joe McGuire Flightless Bird

    And at the bottom of the Windows Search window I see "Click here to use
    Search Companion" plus that idiotic dog.

    "PA Bear [MS MVP]" <PABearMVP@gmail.com> wrote in message
    news:-OPi3dif1KHA.224@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
    > WinKey+F
    >
    > Joe McGuire wrote:
    >> Until now I have found it simple to search in WinXP. Click on a folder,
    >> enter a term to search for, click and voila, there are the results. Since
    >> some recent update I now have a dorky "Search Desktop" window on the
    >> desktop. And now I seem to be limited to search ONLY the desktop, as if
    >> THAT's where I'd save all my documents. What the ^#$% happened? Is
    >> there
    >> a way to get Search back?

    >
     
  5. T Shadow

    T Shadow Flightless Bird

    Uninstall the new search thingy in Add/Remove Software. Didn't leave it
    installed long enough to remember much about it.

    "Joe McGuire" <mcguirejw@comcast.net> wrote in message
    news:-OzMCRdm1KHA.6104@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
    > Thanks, but I get the same lame "Windows Search" instead of the usual that
    > lets me search in a given folder.
    >
    > "PA Bear [MS MVP]" <PABearMVP@gmail.com> wrote in message
    > news:-OPi3dif1KHA.224@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
    >> WinKey+F
    >>
    >> Joe McGuire wrote:
    >>> Until now I have found it simple to search in WinXP. Click on a folder,
    >>> enter a term to search for, click and voila, there are the results.
    >>> Since
    >>> some recent update I now have a dorky "Search Desktop" window on the
    >>> desktop. And now I seem to be limited to search ONLY the desktop, as if
    >>> THAT's where I'd save all my documents. What the ^#$% happened? Is
    >>> there
    >>> a way to get Search back?

    >>

    >
    >
     

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