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How to make Windows XP Search Companion default to the All files and folders option

When you open Windows XP Search Companion, you may see the dialog which asks What do you want to search for. This article describes how to set All files and folders as the default dialog when starting the Search Companion.

  • Start Windows XP Search Companion
  • Click Change Preferences, Change files and folders search behavior, and select the following option:

Advanced - includes options to manually enter search criteria. Recommended for advanced users only

  • Click OK.