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  1. rajkumar_personal

    rajkumar_personal Ignorance is BLISS !!

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    I currently use the Google Desktop Search..........

    But it doesn't index every file that I have on my machine !!!

    What I mean is that it can't tell me whether a certain file exists on my comp or not !!

    Suppose I search for "xyz.abc" then it shows all the docs that contain that term but it doesn't tell me whether I have that file on my machine or not !!

    I have to revert to that tedious Windows Search :x

    Please suggest some other replacement Desktop Search tool which is as good as google but has this feature as well !!!
     
  2. keves2002

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    Try Advancedtoolbar, not sure about this particular appli, but it does more than a Toolbar

    From the Site:-The Advanced Toolbar is an award winning Internet Explorer toolbar that enables you to search over 100 search engines and has piles of very useful features. The Advanced Toolbar has more features than the Google, Yahoo, and MSN toolbars combined. No other toolbar has as many features as the Advanced Toolbar.

    Link : http://www.advancedtoolbar.com/
     
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    ilugd Beware of the innocent

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    advanced toolbar doesn't index files on the system. Don't know keeves why you recommend it.

    I myself use copernic desktop search for indexing .h and .c/cpp files. Works just fine. give it a try rajkumar.
     
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    JGuru Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, Copernic Desktop Search is very good. You can try it. It indexes all the files
    when your Computer is idle and searches files at a rapid pace.
     
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    casanova The Frozen Nova

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    Use copernic deskop search or yahoo! desktop search. Yahoo! desk search is far better than google.
     
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    rajkumar_personal Ignorance is BLISS !!

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    I have settled with CDS !!

    It works like CHARM !!

    Recommended by me to all !!
     
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    I second your recommendation of Copernic Desktop Search - It is fantastic!
     
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    I just installed CDS lets see how fair it does :)
     
  10. nitish_mythology

    nitish_mythology OSS Enthusiast!

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    I hv a prb with these search tools...
    Lets suppose tht I created a file, later on I renamed or deleted it!
    The soft(Google Desktop) still indexes it.

    HOw to unindex the file?
     
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    GDS, or any desktop search for that matter, can monitor file activities like addition, deletion and modification via system APIs. For example, using vb/vc++, you can call the FindFirstChangeNotification (and from then on FindNextChangeNotification) to get notified of changes done to a folder path.
     
  12. nitish_mythology

    nitish_mythology OSS Enthusiast!

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    Lets supose tht I made a file xyz.txt
    Deleted it then, searched fr it.
    GDS shows it, cicked ovr it, It reports tht file not found!

    No the next time when I search fr xyz.txt, it shd show no results(Learning fr Experience) but still it shows the results!

    Why?
     
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