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GO
07-10-2005, 12:28 AM
Is there anyway to get XP to do an "advanced search" by default? That is,
to make XP search hidden/system files and folders by default?

izzy
07-10-2005, 12:28 AM
Have a look at this ... will customize alot more than ur search function
from a clean install.

"GO" <aa533@remove.this.chebucto.ns.ca> wrote in message
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> Is there anyway to get XP to do an "advanced search" by default? That
> is,
> to make XP search hidden/system files and folders by default?
>
>

izzy
07-10-2005, 12:28 AM
Forgot link_
http://nuhi.msfn.org/nlite.html



"izzy" <123@23.co.au> wrote in message
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> Have a look at this ... will customize alot more than ur search
> function from a clean install.
>
> "GO" <aa533@remove.this.chebucto.ns.ca> wrote in message
> news:%2369OIqQWFHA.1508@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
>> Is there anyway to get XP to do an "advanced search" by default?
>> That is,
>> to make XP search hidden/system files and folders by default?
>>
>>
>
>

bumtracks
07-10-2005, 12:28 AM
might search Microsoft for TweakOmatic


"GO" <aa533@remove.this.chebucto.ns.ca> wrote in message
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> Is there anyway to get XP to do an "advanced search" by default? That is,
> to make XP search hidden/system files and folders by default?
>
>

Sharon F
07-10-2005, 12:29 AM
On Sun, 15 May 2005 00:58:00 -0400, GO wrote:

> Is there anyway to get XP to do an "advanced search" by default? That is,
> to make XP search hidden/system files and folders by default?

Set up your Advanced Search Options to include these. The setting should
stick. If not, set Folder Options> View to permanently expose these.

Personally, I prefer using a different find tool, File Locator Pro
(shareware). The same vendor offers a free program Agent Ransack. You'll
find both at http://www.mythicsoft.com

--
Sharon F
MS-MVP ~ Windows Shell/User

GO
07-10-2005, 12:29 AM
I'm not sure if this will do what I'm looking for. It also seems fairly
complicated just to change a search setting.


"izzy" <123@23.co.au> wrote in message
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> Forgot link_
> http://nuhi.msfn.org/nlite.html
>
>
>
> "izzy" <123@23.co.au> wrote in message
> news:OohlHhTWFHA.2960@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
> > Have a look at this ... will customize alot more than ur search
> > function from a clean install.
> >
> > "GO" <aa533@remove.this.chebucto.ns.ca> wrote in message
> > news:%2369OIqQWFHA.1508@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
> >> Is there anyway to get XP to do an "advanced search" by default?
> >> That is,
> >> to make XP search hidden/system files and folders by default?
> >>
> >>
> >
> >
>
>

GO
07-10-2005, 12:29 AM
I gave TweakOMatic a try and it doesn't do exactly what I'm looking for.
TweakOMatic can toggle the options for these but I still would have to check
"Advanced" each and everytime I search. It's obviously not a big deal to
hit a check mark but I would like it to search everything by default.


"bumtracks" <visiting@corner.bar> wrote in message
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> might search Microsoft for TweakOmatic
>
>
> "GO" <aa533@remove.this.chebucto.ns.ca> wrote in message
> news:%2369OIqQWFHA.1508@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
> > Is there anyway to get XP to do an "advanced search" by default? That
is,
> > to make XP search hidden/system files and folders by default?
> >
> >
>
>

GO
07-10-2005, 12:29 AM
The (sub)settings do stick but XP does not remember to leave the Advanced
option itself checked. I would prefer just to continue using XP's built in
search tool, but I may end up checking out the tools you suggest.


"Sharon F" <sharonfDEL@ETEmvps.org> wrote in message
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> On Sun, 15 May 2005 00:58:00 -0400, GO wrote:
>
> > Is there anyway to get XP to do an "advanced search" by default? That
is,
> > to make XP search hidden/system files and folders by default?
>
> Set up your Advanced Search Options to include these. The setting should
> stick. If not, set Folder Options> View to permanently expose these.
>
> Personally, I prefer using a different find tool, File Locator Pro
> (shareware). The same vendor offers a free program Agent Ransack. You'll
> find both at http://www.mythicsoft.com
>
> --
> Sharon F
> MS-MVP ~ Windows Shell/User

bumtracks
07-10-2005, 12:29 AM
> The (sub)settings do stick but XP does not remember to leave the Advanced
> option itself checked.

http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_s.htm
Scroll down to where it reads....
Search - Advanced Options (Set as Default)

Download this .vbs file and save it to your Windows Directory. Once done,
download this .reg file, and run it.

GO
07-10-2005, 12:30 AM
"bumtracks" <visiting@corner.bar> wrote in message
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>
> > The (sub)settings do stick but XP does not remember to leave the
Advanced
> > option itself checked.
>
> http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_s.htm
> Scroll down to where it reads....
> Search - Advanced Options (Set as Default)
>
> Download this .vbs file and save it to your Windows Directory. Once done,
> download this .reg file, and run it.
>

Perfect!! Thanks a lot.


Greg


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