Help with 'Windows traditional' search options

By godzillex ·

I am using Win XP (SP3), and have reseted its Search command to the old (non-animated dog) setting.

The problem is when the Search routine is run, the "Advanced Options" do not retain their previous settings. So I have to click on them every time I run the search. There are 3 options that I want enabled all the time:

1. Search system folders
2. Search Hidden files and folders
3. Search Subfolders

Is there a way to click on these settings once and never have to do it again?

Thanks in advance.

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Here you go....

by CaptBilly1Eye In reply to Almost there :)

Go here and scroll down to tip #151.

Then look in the right hand column and click on the link for "Set 'Search' Advanced Options as Default." Then follow the steps.

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What a wealth of info!

by godzillex In reply to Here you go....

Thanks again. There are tons of other goodies on that site that I could certainly use. :) :)

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