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Windows Vista Instant Search

One of the most frustrating tasks is finding files or folders on a computer - especially if you are like me and are horrible at organizing and filing - not to mention the historically the search function in Windows has been poor at best. But help has come! Windows Vista comes with a new and improved search engine that makes locating files, folders and programs much quicker and easier than prior versions of Windows.

The built-in search engine in Windows Vista searches by application and file name along with metadata and the full text content of files. The search results are grouped by different categories including:


The search box is available from the Start menu, within software programs and in Windows Explorer. To search for an object start typing the search terms in the Instant Search Box and as you type the search term Windows will start the search and displays all the results that relate to the search term.

To help narrow the search results or locate files with limited information there are ways to filter the search to obtain more accurate results.


Addition Search Notes:

Happy Searching!



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