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Topic # 89677 7-Sep-2011 09:31
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Google desktop has announced end of life for Sept. 14th. Having learned to store and organise things in the correct places I hardly use it now but on occasion it is invaluable. Particularly for text search.

It will continue to work, but I won't run it all the time now security updates will end.

I guess I'll be moving to Windows Search. Is it as good? Are there alternatives to consider?

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  Reply # 517946 7-Sep-2011 09:35
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You haven't said what OS you're using....

On Windows 7 I find the Start search terrific.  Just start typing what you're after and its there. Could be an app, a document, mp3 etc.

I think by default it only indexes your "profile" (My Documents, My Pictures etc) but I keep all my stuff there anyway.

Don't need anything else myself.

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  Reply # 517959 7-Sep-2011 09:52
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nzkc: You haven't said what OS you're using....

On Windows 7 I find the Start search terrific.  Just start typing what you're after and its there. Could be an app, a document, mp3 etc.

I think by default it only indexes your "profile" (My Documents, My Pictures etc) but I keep all my stuff there anyway.

Don't need anything else myself.


+1 Windows Search is built into Windows7 and indexes everything in libraries. Works well. 

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  Reply # 517964 7-Sep-2011 09:57
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Check out Agent Ransack for deep text search...

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