Windows Vista introduced the “search” in start menu to help users search computer files and other data quickly. You could simply type in some text, and the search results would appear in realtime. Obviously, Windows needs to index the files on your PC to deliver this search functionality.
However, you will notice that file indexing operations consume a certain amount of system resources (especially hard disk space). Over time, the file index database may not be able to reflect the real-time changes of file system, either. Hence there’s the need for better file search tools, like Everything.
Last updated on 07 February, 2022
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