Windows Desktop Home Page
This is another free software download from Microsoft. I have been using it now for about 3 weeks and it is certainly making the search process much easier. It takes a while for the software to index the pc, but once it is done, what a time saver and much better than the standard Windows Search!
What is impressive is the speed of the results. I have used other desktop searches, but this one certainly puts everything together, especially when I can locate files on the drive without having to leave Outlook.
It comes with Windows Vista, but if you are still using XP or Windows 2000, check out the download and there's a good flash video on the page. It also can be incorporated into group policy for a network roll out.