Set default search beheviour
I'm having problems getting Windows Vista's search function to behave in the
same way as a Windows Classic Search/Windows 2000 Search by default.
From the start orb, if you click search, it brings up the search window.
Searching for a file (For example, winamp.ini - The file I was looking for
when I ran into this problem) kicks off a search in Indexed, visible areas,
not always finding what I'm looking for (In this case, I eventually found the
silently redirected winamp.ini file in the AppData folder causing the
If I click Advanced search, I have the option to change the search location
to Local Hard Disks, and tick the Include non-indexed, hidden, and system
However, these settings seem to only be saved for that session: Next time I
close and open the search window, I have to select those options again.
How can I turn these options on for every search by default?
Under Search > Advance Search > Search Tools > Search Options, I have the
What to search: Always Search File Names Only
How To Search: Include subfolders when typing in the search box
Find Partial Matches
When Searching Non-indexed Locations
Include system directories
Include Compressed Files (ZIP, CAB...)
Under Windows Explorer > Tools > Folder Options > View, I have the following
Show Hidden Files and folders: Selected
Hide extensions for known file types: Unticked
Hide Protected Operating system files: Unticked
I've seen the save search button under advanced search, but this looks to
save a search folder based on those search parameters, instead of change the
Thanks for reading.