We’ve gotten a lot of questions about the differences between Windows Desktop Search 3.01 for Windows XP (or Google Desktop Search) and the desktop search and organization capabilities in Windows Vista. There are many features that are different, but in particular, one feature, called Search Folders, stands out.
Search Folders are saved searches that free you from having to live in a world of strictly hierarchical folders.
You can design a Search Folder that organizes your files in virtually any way. You can create them to find files or types of files that you often need. For example, you can design one that lets you view all of your files by a particular author, on that lets you see only files that are attachments, or even one that shows you all files from a particular team project. They are simple queries, and the sky is the limit when it comes to designing them. Once you’ve created them, you can use them whenever you need to search for that group of files.
Here’s how to crate a Search Folder:
Give it a try and let us know what you think.