Mitchell, I am not trying to be a smart aleck here. I am asking a serious question. Perhaps I am in the wrong thread, but this is the thread you mentioned the issue, so I wish to proceed here if Admin permits. I am not sure how you can call Windows 7 search powerful. I cannot find anything in Windows 7 search, nothing, NOTHING!!! Now: Any time I have installed anything from Microsoft called "indexing" it has resulted in a serious slow down of my computer. This goes back at least as far as early XP days. I am not aware of any "indexing options" in Windows 7. Is there truly some indexing procedure that will find a file name or a series of words in a file name or in a file that will transform something as worthless as Windows 7 search into a "powerful search" capacity? I would start a new thread or do whatever I would need to do to satisfy forum protocol to discuss what indexing options are and how to obtain them if it truly would transform Windows 7 search into something useful. While I am certainly not trying to be smart aleck here, I cannot hide my doubts. I just don't believe Windows 7 search can find where it hides downloaded files that I forget to specify a path for - or even Office Word files that I forget to specify a path for. This is the biggest use I have for at least a mediocre search engine. I don't even have that with the current setup. As it is, Windows 7 search is ABSOLUTELY worthless. Thank you so much for any productive advice you can give me.