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Part VII: Appendixes > Answers for Hour 9

Answers for Hour 9

Quiz Answers

1: Where are some of the areas Windows XP looks for data?
A1: Windows XP looks for data on your computer, on computers networked to yours, and on the Internet.
2: What is a wildcard character?
A2: A wildcard character is a character that stands for zero, one, or more characters. The wildcard acts as a placeholder in searches.
3: What is the difference between the * and the ? wildcard characters?
A3: The * can substitute for multiple characters in the search target but the ? can substitute only for single characters.
4: True or false: You can execute any found programs from within the search window.
A4: True. A common way to execute programs buried somewhere on your disk is to make Search locate the program on one of your PC's hard disks and then execute the program from the search window.
5: What is a search engine?
A5: A search engine is an Internet-based program that locates information over the Internet. Each search engine has its own personality and traits. You might try two or three search engines for some searches looking for a particular piece of information.


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