Do you frequently use Windows XP's Search utility to locate certain types of files using a complex set of criteria? If you repeatedly perform the same search operation, you may find it useful to save your search criteria to your desktop as a special shortcut.
When you need to perform the search again, you can simply double-click the shortcut and—with no additional criteria configuration—quickly launch the search operation by clicking the Search Now button.
Follow these steps:
The next time you want to perform this particular search operation, just double-click the Search shortcut on your desktop, and click the Search Now button.