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Using the Search Applet

One of the first rules of organization is to know where things are, and how to keep them in their rightful places. The Search command (or Companion, as it's now called), found in the Start menu or the toolbar in any folder, is a tool often used in this mission. We think of the Search Companion as a supplied application, since it has grown into something formidable, despite the impression the cute little animated Search Assistant gives. Although we mentioned it briefly in Chapter 4 as a way to find and run programs, we wanted to cover this powerful feature more thoroughly in general terms here.

As we mentioned in Chapter 1, Windows XP's Search feature is new and wholly superior to anything in any version of Windows to date. In Windows 9x and NT 4, Search was called Find. The name has changed, as has the functionality of the look of the window. The Search Companion can find a needle in a haystack, and it doesn't much matter where the haystack is or what else is in it. The Search window will find people, computers, Web pages, files, folders, and programs. It will look on the Web, on the local machine, or across the intranet (LAN). In the context of this chapter, let's focus on searching for your multimedia files, document files, and folders, however. In the chapters covering network issues (Part IV) and the Web section (Part III), we'll cover searching out other kinds of information.


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