Chapter 10. Using Windows Search

Configuring Search and Indexing Options

Basic Search Techniques

Advanced Search Tools and Techniques

Saving Searches and Clearing Search History

ARTHUR C. Clarke once famously said, “Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.” By that standard, Windows Search is sufficiently advanced. In our experience, we’ve found it uncanny, and often downright magical, at helping us quickly and efficiently find the exact file, e-mail message, or link we’re looking for, even on an overstuffed hard drive or in an overflowing inbox.

If you’re moving to Windows 7 from Windows Vista, the basics of search should already be familiar to you, although specific techniques have been significantly polished in the interests ...

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