Computer Searching

I’ve been using Google Desktop for a while now, and I do have to say that it is crap.

I am uninstalling it, and here is why:

I do a search with Google Desktop for “912″ on my own computer. 912 is the area code for basically all of Coastal Georgia.

Google Desktop returns one result from “My Chat Logs.”

Now, I navigate to “My Chat Logs” using Explorer, hit “Search,” and put “912″ in the “A word or phrase in the file” form.

Windows Explorer returns 38 files that include 912.

So long Google Desktop. You suck.

Anyone have any recommendations on a good Windows search replacement? Or am I going to have to go back to a dos prompt and a search like “dir *whatever*.txt /s”?

4 thoughts on “Computer Searching

  1. Wow – I’ve been fairly pleased with it so far. I have nothing else to recommend. :(

  2. Yup, a Mac is just not an option for me.

    I like building my own PCs. There’s a certain amount of satisfaction knowing that you assembled the thing yourself, and knowing that whatever happens, you know how to fix it.

    Macs serve a purpose, but for me, they are just not an option.

    But, you already know that! :P


  3. I just read they are releasing a “version 2″ of their desktop… maybe it’ll work a little better?

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