search NO longer works as it did in previous OS. get over it, quit fighting it.
the MOST efficient way to search with VISTA is to ALLOW it to INDEX.
you can change the items (folders/disks) that are indexed,
once it is done, search is super fast.
mine is set to index 3 hard drives took about 3 days to finally get done. but can now search for almost anything in turbo speed.
"auser" <email@example.com> wrote in message news:71A89ECA-B398-4428-B969-B6C3D364F113@microsoft.com...
I don't understand why searching in vista is so slow.
I have a folder filled with a bunch of subfolders with about 1000 mp3s. I
right click the folder and select search and type in "name:*.mp3". This list
should be done in 2 seconds. But instead it takes minutes. What is it
looking for? I purposely specified the "name:" part so it wouldn't look
inside of the files in the folders.
Another thing I hate: I want to search for all txt files with the name john
in it (once again non-indexed). I search for "john name:*.txt". The problem
with this is that not only will it bring up all txt files with the name john
in it, it will also bring up all txt files with john in the title of the
file. I dont want to see the files with the name in the title, just the
In xp, either scenario would not exit.