The search feature in Windows 7 has improved a lot since Windows XP. But I’ve discovered something better. Voidtool’s Everything is a small utility that searches your entire hard drive in Windows.
Everything is a lightweight utility that runs on XP and higher. Just type in what you’re looking for, and Everything queries your entire hard drive. And it’s blazingly fast.
Once you find what you’re looking for, just launch it from the results screen.
I’ve been using Everything for the past two years. I don’t know how I lived without it before. It’s amazing. Give it a try and let me know what you think.