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Windows Vista™ Inside Out by Craig Stinson, Carl Siechert, Ed Bott

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Using and Configuring Search and Indexing

As we mentioned at the beginning of this chapter, Rover has retired and will not be missed. In his place, Windows Vista has provided a speedy indexed search facility that’s accessible everywhere, mostly intuitive, and generally more than satisfactory. Perhaps more than any other new feature in Windows Vista, it has the potential to change the way you work—because it almost relieves you of the need to structure your folders and files sensibly. We don’t recommend that you abandon organizational logic, but we urge you to learn the power of this new search tool.

Where to Search

You can search wherever you see a Search box. Specifically that means the following:

  • From the Start menu

  • From a Windows Explorer folder ...

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