Save Search Queries On Your Desktop In Windows XP.
Do you frequently use Windows XP's Search utility to locate certain types of files using a complex set of criteria? If you repeatedly perform the same search operation, you may find it useful to save your search criteria to your desktop as a special shortcut.
When you need to perform the search again, you can simply double-click the shortcut and with no additional criteria configuration quickly launch the search operation by clicking the Search Now button.
Follow these steps:
1. Go to Start | Search, configure your search criteria, and click the Search Now button.
2. Once the Search utility successfully completes the operation, go to File | Save Search.
3. By default, the Save Search dialog box opens to the My Documents folder, but you can easily navigate to the desktop.
4. Specify a name, and click Save.
The next time you want to perform this particular search operation, just double-click the Search shortcut on your desktop, and click the Search Now button.
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