Scott Hanselman

Woogle -> Google for your Desktop

May 13, '03 Comments [4] Posted in Web Services
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For a long time, I've wondered why Google can search the whole freak'n internet in < 1 second, but it takes Windows minutes to search my little hard drive.  Scott has me thinking, what good are folders?  Actually, folders are great, but what good is a massive hierarchy of folders that all roll up under a common root?  Does anyone really want to find anything by starting at C:?  If you had Google for your computer, would you use anything else?  Maybe in a future version of Windows, the desktop should just be a search form.  Woogle, anyone? [Early Adopter Weblog]

Preach on my brothers!  I need to write a .NET application that lets me exploit the Indexing Service...We all have Google on our desktops...it's right here and has been for years - the Indexing Service Query Form in the MMC.  It's just not friendly and Explorer appears not to care.  What IS the sordid relationship between the Indexing Service (that obstensibly gets turned on by the Explorer Search but never used!) and the Shell? 

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Scott Hanselman is a former professor, former Chief Architect in finance, now speaker, consultant, father, diabetic, and Microsoft employee. He is a failed stand-up comic, a cornrower, and a book author.

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Wednesday, May 14, 2003 3:07:27 AM UTC
amen to that! indexing service - nice and quick and simple - and what's in XP, an animated dog - go figure!!
Wednesday, May 14, 2003 3:34:10 AM UTC
I would think they [MS] are working on some sort of new filesystem that acts more like a db engine or something, I'm almost positive I've heard something shakey about it.
dave
Wednesday, May 14, 2003 3:34:23 AM UTC
Oh, and I hate that dog =)
dave
Tuesday, December 16, 2003 7:47:55 PM UTC
Is there anyway to create a shortcut to the Indexing form on the desktop? It's bad enough Microsoft buried it, but I can't seem to find a way to get there quicker.
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