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Thread: How do you change default search options in windows XP

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    How do you change default search options in windows XP

    I have several partitions on my Hard drive such as C:. D:, F:, it goes up to H. Now as well all know whenever we do a search on Windows XP, it use to search the local drives by default. I want to make it search my H drive by default. So what want to know is how can we change the default "look in:" value on Windows XP SP3 running system?

    I guess it can be done by making some changes in the registry but which key I dont know. Somebody please help.

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    Re: How do you change default search options in windows XP

    I dont think it is possible to change the default search behaviour of XP Or i dont know if it is done. But if you need to search a specific folder you can make it happen using a script. Here it is:

    Set objShell = CreateObject("Shell.Application")
    Set objFolder = objShell.Namespace("C:\")
    Set objFolderItem = objFolder.ParseName("myfolder")
    objFolderItem.InvokeVerb("find")
    For more help check this: http://www.winhelponline.com/article...-or-drive.html

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    Re: How do you change default search options in windows XP

    I appreciate your help friend, that is bit helpful but that is not i want. I want to change the default value every time our users click on start...search...for files and folders. So somebody please let me know if there is any way we can change the default search of Windows XP?

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