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i just started using google desktop at work for the search function
but what i need it to do is when i open a folder, i want google to search only on that folder and subfolders (kind of like xp search function per folder)
if google is not capable of that, is there another freeware that as good
or does google have a plugin that enable what i need

it will be nice if it will highlight the word in the doc that i'm looking for

can yahoo or window live do what i need
 

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Hi chris_j11

The Google Desktop functionality you are looking for is available under that program's Advanced Search.

Here's a section excerpted from Google's "Features" list for the Advanced Search functions, and what parameter/operators you can add to modify such searches:
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Advanced Search / Google Desktop Search Operators
You can use the following advanced search operators when doing a desktop search. Example queries are surrounded by [ ]s, which should not be typed when doing actual search queries.

"under:" search
The under: operator lets you restrict what folder your file search results can come from. For instance, if you search for [basketball under:"C:\Documents and Settings\username\My Documents"], your search results will only include files found in the "C:\Documents and Settings\username\My Documents" folder.
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The Google Desktop has fairly extensive documentation both online, and in the help-files built into the program. For an online source for everything-you-ever-wanted-to-know about Google Desktop, take a look over at --- http://desktop.google.com/features.html --- and perhaps --- http://desktop.google.com/support/?hl=en --- and for the latest up-to-the-minute widgets and gizmos for Google, see --- http://googledesktop.blogspot.com/

Best of luck
. . . Gary
 
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