Ever tried searching for a file with an extension that’s not one of the few “standard” ones? Good look finding it with Windows 7, especially when looking for content in files. There’s just a LOT about Windows 7 search that just doesn’t work and is completely unintuitive, despite all the hype given to it, it’s not all that good. In fact, it’s severely lacking compared to Windows XP search, which itself, is pretty lacking.
I’ve been looking for about a year for a free replacement and finally found one that provides ALL the features you used to have in XP search, and then some! It’s a free, Windows 7 (32bit and 64bit versions available) application that provides all the intuitive search features you expect AND it doesn’t miss files in the results. It can also replace your default W7 search.
It’s called “Agent Ransack”. Download it from the link.
Just like you’re used it, it provides a right-click menu on folders from within Windows Explorer.
Use this in combination with “Classic Shell”, a program that restores lots of the functionality that Microsoft removed from W7 and you’ll have a super-functional system that you can get back to being the power user you once were in XP.