I'm new to this Forum/Board.. and I wanted to make a comment about Search.. and I hope the MS personnel who are listening will do something about this:
Background- There seems to be an opinion among MS personnel (no doubt backed up by research) that indexed searching of a limited number of directories is the best search tool one could ever desire. (I'm sorry, I don't really mean to sound sarcastic.. )
But, I just don't agree with that point of view.
-- Yes, indexed searching of a limited number of directories is a great search technology for files stored in the indexed directories...
1, Why change the user interface so dramatically?- such a change seems to assume that nobody needs the old user interface.
2. Why make it so hard to initiate a search for files in some folder other than "C:\Users\MyName\MyDocuments"? Could be another user told me to find the info in the following folder "C:\Users\HisName\MyDocuments"... Could be the file(s) are on a USB stick,
or a USB hard drive, or on a shared drive elsewhere on the network... These don't need to be indexed, but the user interface should make it easy for me to search there
3. What if I just want to look for all JPG files.. or all MP3 files.. or all XLS files.. AND, I have some directories which are copied over from an older computer.. and I keep them separate because I don't always need to look for one of these files.. but
sometimes I do?
5. What if I want to look for a large photograph file (>10 MB) from 3-4 years ago, previously on another computer and I can't remember if it is a JPG, PNG, PSD or PSP file? Or maybe I want to go back to the original RAW file. It could be on any of my disks.
Your new user interface "stinks" as far as trying to do such a search.
1. Keep the indexed searching- it's good for its narrow purpose.
2. Modify the user interface to easily allow additional search parameters (like the XP search dialog)- date range, file size range, possible file locations, file extensions, etc.
"This is my final answer!"
Otherwise I may have to seek out alternative file search tools.
Thank you for your prompt action!