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Jan 24, 2008

How is this possible? I know there are ways through GPO but is there any other way to disable Windows File Searching? A user requested to "DISABLE FILE SEARCH SO IT DOESN'T RECORD A HISTORY".

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May 5, 2005

I'm battling spyware removal at the moment (aurora) and somehow my win xp sp2 search function no longer works. i get an error "A File That Is Required to Run Search Companion Cannot Be Found" you may need to run setup I went to the microsoft website and downloaded the hotfix, however it doesn't work with sp2! anybody know how to fix this? I checked and i do have the srchasst folder in windows.

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Disable Search From Looking In Zip (compressed) Files

Sep 7, 2002

Windows XP Search can get slow if you have a lot of compressed files on your hard drive. Speed up your searches by disabling this. Open the Run command and type the following:

regsvr32 c:winnt\system32zipfldr.dll /u or
regsvr32 c:windows\system32zipfldr.dll /u if installed in the windows directory
To turn this feature back on:
regsvr32 c:winnt\system32zipfldr.dll or
regsvr32 c:windows\system32zipfldr.dll if installed in the windows directory

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Oct 5, 2005

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Jun 9, 2005

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Mar 27, 2005

Whenever I try to use the Start|Search|For Files or Folders function of Windows XP, I get the following Error message box stating, "A file required to run Search Companion cannot be found. You may need to run Setup". (1) Does anyone have any idea what caused this problem? (2) What file is missing? (3) Can I fix it without having to run Setup?

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Nov 18, 2008

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Sep 4, 2006

I have WinXP Home - SP2. When i do a search in "Search Companion" and a list is shown in 'search results' is there then a way to save that list to a text file that can subsequently be printed out?

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Aug 5, 2005

I need to disable or turn off the windows firewall (XP pro SP2) but the button in the firewall console is light grey. In other words, I can not turn it off.

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Nov 30, 2007

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Mar 31, 2010

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Sep 22, 2005

How to disable Windows messenger. It also comes up with a window saying You are signed on elswhere.

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Jul 27, 2005

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May 5, 2007

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Apr 23, 2005

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Apr 5, 2010

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Jan 29, 2010

How can I disable the windows service that prompts me when an executable file is from any unknown publisher? The attached image is a screen shot of the security warning. I don't care about any of the associated risks with disabling this, I've already disabled the windows firewall and security center, I just find this pop-up quite aggravating and would like to know how to make it stop

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Aug 12, 2002

I wrote this Guide on disabling System File Checker in Windows XP Professional. Sorry it's not in text form. You guys want it simple so anyone could do it, what could be simpler than looking at pictures (besides a program that will do it for you, which I've thought about...). ProfessorXP@Yahoo.Com

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Sep 17, 2008

I have Windows XP.My husband was on the computer and looking at something in google.When he was done and went back to our home page our windows search box was gone from our toolbar and in place of it at the top of the screen is a google search box which we don't like. I am computer illiterate when it comes to knowing what to do to get it back. This is the first time we have ever lost our search box.

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Dec 7, 2008

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Aug 10, 2007

I tried to search for some files, and it didnt find any. So, I opened a folder and there were quite a few that it should have found.I tried several times, and double checked the directory and search options, and nothing worked.So, i tried a simpler search, and it found nothing, when it should easily have.

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Feb 3, 2007

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Apr 6, 2008

I seem to have done something that has knocked out my Start Search (or was it start find) function. when I click on start search, I get a kind of disabled Internet Explorer box instead of the familiar search options with the usual buttons for location, file name, etc. This seems to have happened shortly after I got rid of the animated character and did a lot of other XP performance tweaks. I did turn the indexing service off but turned it back on and that did not help

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Nov 19, 2007

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Jun 24, 2005

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Jan 3, 2005

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Jul 20, 2005

I need some help. I'm running windows xp pro w/SP2. Everytime I select search to look for files/folders it hangs. It doesn't work. Is there a fix for this?

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Jul 24, 2005

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Aug 14, 2005

The windows Explorer search feature works well enough for most file searches except when looking for files on a disc. On those occasions, the In Folder results point not to the disc drive but to c:documents & settings[name]Local Settings Applications Data. In short, not to where the files are. To add insult to fubar, clicking on any folder in the list results in -- absolutely nothing because I am clicking on a phantom folder (duh). I know that if I scroll across to the right, miles outside the screen view, I'll finally see where the file in question actually resides -- major and unappreciated pain. Is there a config or reg edit somewhere that will allow me to set the In Folder to show the file where it actually is, referencing the disc drive, instead of the above c:. If not, at the very least, I think Microsoft should share some of what the Einstein was smoking the day he came up with this one.

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Sep 19, 2005

When double clicking the actual file, Windows reports "windows cannot find file ... <file name.exe>"

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