These two search aides can be found on any Windows Operating System (’98 and Up). (On latter versions,Windows Search is the default search application). Being a child of the late ’80’s , I would spend time playing with the Search Companion Character and it was my best friend for finding files.
Introducing Windows Search
After quite a number of years using Search Companion, I was introduced to Windows Search. Windows Search carried some odd options for the task I wished to carry out. There were various places to search for the file. However it seemed that there was never the right place in the drop down listing and no option to browse further afield. Additionally, it never brought back the kind of results I wished to find.
Search Companion, Found
I felt relieved when a little scroll downwards revealed the saviour of my sanity, my friend, the Search Companion. Quickly manipulating the options, I was able to locate the files I needed and make necessary changes.
Perhaps in time I will grow to understand Windows Search but for the mean time, Search Companion is it.
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