Thursday, May 20, 2004

Get rid of the Windows XP Search Assistant aka "the dog"

Windows XP search for dogsThis post is intended for you if you answer at least one of the following questions with YES.

  • You're not satisfied with the "Find Files and Folders" view in Windows XP?
  • You liked the traditional Windows 2000 "Find Files and Folders" view?
  • You don't like dogs?

Nothing against the cute little dog, but...

NO, the Windows XP search was the one features I really will never get used to.

And YES, you can switch to the old-fashioned/Windows 2000-style search view by copying the following lines in a .REG file and importing it into your registry.

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

"Use Search Asst"="no"

That's it! Enjoy!

Download the zipped .REG file