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Topic # 185647 30-Nov-2015 15:33
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I loved the search functionality within Windows 7.  It worked beautifully for me.  I even abandoned Google Desktop Search, which I had been a huge fan of in Windows XP days.  I now find that the product has been discontinued.

Windows 8 and Windows 10 Search is just not doing it for me.  Win10 Search is less horrible than 8, but not much.  Plus I want to be able to index network locations which Win10 does not seem to allow.

What is everyone else using if not the baked-in stuff?  I'll Google if required of course but in this case am looking for recommendations.




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  Reply # 1437913 30-Nov-2015 15:36
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What problem are you actually trying to solve?

What content are you trying to search?



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  Reply # 1437916 30-Nov-2015 15:43
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Fair question.

- I would like to have documents on a network drive indexed.
- Search results including Outlook items would be nice
- I remember the layout of the Win7 search results more fondly than what I am seeing now in Win10.




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Everything freeware

It works very well.




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  Reply # 1437958 30-Nov-2015 17:13
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Sideface: Everything freeware

It works very well.

Thanks, but I need content indexed as well.




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  Reply # 1437968 30-Nov-2015 17:29
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X1 (from x1.com).
Has been the best "real" search tool since ... well, forever. Worth every penny.

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