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Snowbird is a fast, light weight search utility for Windows

Snowbird is a file search utility for Windows that's much faster than the search tools built into Windows XP. But it's also much lighter weight than programs like Google Desktop and Windows Search 4.0 which index every file on your hard drive and save the data in huge index files to speed up future searches. As a result, Snowbird isn't as fast as some search tools, but it takes up less than 1MB...

Super Finder XT offers flexible, index-free search for Windows

Windows Search has come a long way from the XP days, and it's now a very capable desktop search application. If you'd prefer an index-free alternative (with a fancy ribbon interface, no less), have a look at Super Finder XT. Since it's searching your drives without first compiling an index of their contents there is a bit of a speed trade-off, but Super Finder still returns results quickly....

Find anything on your Windows desktop with Everything

The built in search function that comes with Windows XP kind of stinks. It takes forever to find anything and often doesn't show what you're looking for. There are alternatives like Google Desktop Search and Windows Search 4.0. But they eat a fair bit of RAM, processing power, and use a ton of disk space to build an index. And then there's Everything. This tiny little Windows utility does an...

Microsoft releases Windows Search 4.0

A few months after releasing a technical preview of Windows Search 4.0, Microsoft has released the final version of its updated desktop search software. If you've ever tried using the search feature in Windows XP or earlier Windows operating systems, you know that it can take several long minutes to get your results. Windows Search cuts that time down to seconds by constantly indexing every...

Windows Search 4.0 vs. Google Desktop 5.5

Microsoft released an updated version of Windows Search, its free desktop search client the other day. And while there are dozens of excellent desktop search clients, including a few good free ones, it seems inevitable that people are going to compare Windows Search to Google Desktop. Because you know, any time either company releases something kind of cool someones assumes that it's just a...