Tip submitted by evil fantasy on September 28 2012
Alternatives to Windows Desktop Search
The built in Windows Search, formerly known as Windows Desktop Search (WDS) is a nice feature on Windows computers for easily locating files and folders that you may not know the exact location of. However the built in search can be slow and doesn’t always find what you know is there.
Third party Windows search tools offer more robust features, are faster, and some even have add-ons.
DocFetcher searches inside your document files! Find yourself looking through tons of documents? Try DocFetcher, a search tool that only searches for documents and text inside of documents saving you time.
Extra note: If you have forgotten the name of the file or folder you are looking for, using the above search tools, you can type in a partial search term and search. Doing so will still list all of the files and folders containing those letters or numbers.
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