To change the appearance of Search Companion


Click Start, and then click Search


Click Change preferences.


Click Change files and folders search behavior.


Click Standard to be able to search for a variety of things, such as files, folders, and people, from one location.


Click Advanced to quickly display the options to search for files and folders.

Save a search query

Using wildcard characters

Search for a file or folder

Search for a specific type of file

Search for a printer

Search for people in your Address Book

Search for people and groups on the Internet

Search the Internet

Searching for files and folders

Search for a computer on the network

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