Windows Search: Free Desktop Search Software from Microsoft

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Windows Search is free desktop search application by Microsoft which allows its users to find whatever they want in their computers.

There are many free desktop search software, like, Hulbee Desktop, and Copernic Desktop. And Windows Search is a nice addition to that genre.

Nowadays, newer versions of Windows come with this feature by default. However, thanks to this application users that are still using older versions of Windows can enjoy this great free desktop search software.

With Windows Search 4.0 one may find whatever he/she wants by using a search bar which will be integrated to your start menu for easy access.

Not only that but Windows Search 4.0 will also search online if one wishes to do so.


Windows Search 4.0 is a great addition to older versions of Windows considering that the default method Windows uses to search for files is not really efficient.

More importantly, Windows Search 4.0 delivers what it promises: Efficiency and fast results when you are looking for your files.

How to Use Windows Search 4.0:

Windows Search 4.0 is a simple desktop search tool and it doesn’t require any instruction to be used. After you download it all you have to do is install it.

After it’s installed Windows Search 4.0 will index all of your files. Please note this process might take a while depending on the size of your HD and, of course, the amount of files you have.

Once Windows Search 4.0 is finally done indexing all the files, you will notice that the search bar will show up on your start menu and also a toolbar should be added to your Windows Explorer.

In order to find a file just type whatever you want on the search bar and the corresponding file should be found within seconds.

Windows Desktop Search is a nice free software, and is a nice addition to the free software provided by Microsoft, like, Windows Live Photo Gallery, Windows Live Movie Maker, and Windows Live Family Safety.

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Works With: Windows
Free/Paid: Free