Speaking of Vista, take a look at their "improved" search ability

1) Vista Search is Bogus
Why is the search so slow? In this picture I'm searching for all the executables on my PC.
Why the progress bar? In DOS I can do a "dir *.exe /s/b" and it takes about 5 seconds.
With the Windows UI it takes minutes.

Oh -- note the yellow warning: "Searches might be slow in non-indexed locations: C:\Program Files" What? If I'm looking for exe's, wouldn't the "program files" directory (on Windows) be the obvious place to look?

2) Vista Search is Lame
So, I'm looking for all my exe's in the \Develop directory.
Unfortunately, Vista seems to think that if it's not in "\Program Files," then it must be music.
"What you say?" say you?
Yes, it's true. Look at the column attributes that display for a non "Program Files" search:
Artists, Album, #, Genre.
I'm not sure what genre programs I write, but MSFT programs are punk. And not the good kind of punk.

3) Vista Search is Useless
So, I waited through the search progress bar, and I found all my EXEs in my \Develop directory.
Now, I want to save the list of programs that I found.
So, I click 'Save Search'.
Unfortunately, this doesn't save my search results.
Instead, it saves the search criteria.
Except it doesn't save all the search settings -- like which columns I want to see in the results.
After #2 I'd set my column settings to more useful options: location (directory), file attribute, file size.

Then, I re-ran the search with the saved criteria and it changes back to "genre." Huh.
And that doesn't really matter anyway.
Mostly I wanted to search for all files that contain a certain string and then make a list of these files for a specification.

So, it goes back to
dir *.exe /b/s

grep -i -o -d blah *.exe

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