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Is there a free way to make Windows 7 Search return results like the X1 search client?

Is there a free way to make Windows 7 Search return results like the X1 search client?

X1 has a pretty nice desktop search product. Windows 7 comes with a built-in search indexer. Is there a free/open source way to make the Windows 7 search return search results like the X1 client?

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Guest [Entry]

"I'm not aware of a specific tool/plug-in, but I do know there are a crap load of switches you can use with Windows Search to add restrictions to the search results.

Lets say you only want to see emails sent to ""david"" with the keyword ""lunch"" you could search:

lunch to:david kind:email

All the possible switches you can combine are detailed here: http://www.microsoft.com/windows/products/winfamily/desktopsearch/technicalresources/advquery.mspx

Personally I prefer this kind of approach, you can get down to the exact filter you want by combining numerous switches - not always possible with a prescribed UI."