Windows 7: Explorer Search overview

So far, in our Windows 7 Overview series, we have published the following:

Over the next few weeks we will be adding many more focus items on Windows 7 including Touch, Windows 7 networking and media enhancements. Stay tuned for the ultimate Windows 7 focus from Here is an overview of the explorer search features.

Microsoft has introduced search filters into Explorer making it easier to find what you want. Sort between file type, size, name, and many more with customized filters depending on what file you are located in.

The introduction of filter searches can eliminate time browsing hundreds of matches, if you know any bits of information about the file. Each folder has a customized set list of filters automatically assigned to help return better results in your searches, depending on the contents inside of the folder.

Search Locations:
To help reduce the number of results found using the search, selected folders can be used to return greatest results in locations they selected. Also, network searching can be used when browsing for files in a HomeGroup network.

Save Search:
A quick feature to save your previous search results and return to them later. Save customized filters and locations within the save search file, being able to bring them back at a later date.

Preview Pane:
When browsing search results, take a quick preview of the selected documents in the preview pane on the right to help eliminate time opening and reading documents. The preview pane makes finding phrases or words in a document easy too.

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