Search Your Computer Instantly – Download Windows Search 4.0 (WS4)

Windows LogoWindows Search 4.0 (WS4) allows you to perform an instant search of your computer. It helps to find and preview documents, e-mail messages, music files, photos, and other items on the computer.

The search engine in Windows Search 4.0 is a Microsoft Windows service that is also used by programs such as Microsoft Office Outlook 2007 and Microsoft Office OneNote 2007. You can use this search engine to index a program’s content and to obtain instant results when you search in a particular program.

Download Windows Search 4.0 (WS4) 

Windows Search 4.0 includes the following improvements:

  • Support for indexing encrypted documents of local file systems
  • Reduced effect on Microsoft Exchange when you index e-mail in online mode, and there is no local cache (.ost)
  • [advt]Support for indexing online delegate mailboxes
  • Support for client-to-client remote query to shared indexed locations
  • Improved indexing performance
  • Faster previewer updates for Windows XP
  • Per-user Group Policy settings
  • Windows software updates for Watson errors

Windows Search 4.0 packages include the following:

  • The Group Policy template (Search.adm or Search.admx /l) for managing Group Policy objects that span multiple versions of Windows Desktop Search and Windows Search
  • The Add-in for Files on Microsoft Networks for Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 packages

The WS4 installation process automatically upgrades Windows Desktop Search (WDS) 2.6 or later versions of Windows Search technologies. Windows XP users who have an earlier version than WDS 2.6 installed, use the Add or Remove Programs tool in the Control Panel to remove the earlier version before installing WS4.

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