Windows XP has a basic search facility for finding files by name or content. Windows Desktop Search (WDS) is an add-on to XP that indexes files for faster searching similar to the desktop search that was introduced with Windows Vista (see Win Desktop search
). Click Search in the XP Start menu to display the following dialog:
Win XP Search Dialog
XP provides a comprehensive search capability but can be slow when searching for content within a file. Windows Desktop Search (WDS) provides fast searching in XP like the index search in subsequent Windows versions.