The Art and Craft of Windows Search – (1) Groundwork

  Windows Search has been much maligned.  There are forums all over the internet where it has been vigorously discussed, often in vitriolic terms.  Typical complaints are that it can’t find a file even when you know the file is present, and, most often, “it just doesn’t work!”.  For instance, this Microsoft Forum thread  has been going for years now, and still occasionally gets new comments, mostly bad.  (But then, how many people go out of their way to comment that something is brilliant?) I’ve done a lot of research on Windows Search, and one conclusion is that its poor … Continue reading