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Re: Mathematica and desktop search

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  • Subject: [mg104526] Re: Mathematica and desktop search
  • From: John Jowett <john.m.jowett at>
  • Date: Tue, 3 Nov 2009 02:53:35 -0500 (EST)
  • References: <hcjilq$jee$>

If you are using Windows (I am still running XP), the latest Windows
Search works very well with the Wolfram Notebook Indexer.

I find it extremely useful to configure to configure it to include the
Help documentation for the Mathematica installation and installed
packages (typically the $TopDirectory, $BaseDirectory and
$UserBaseDirectory locations) as well as the locations where I keep my
own notebooks.  That way you search all those documentation sources at
the same time.


On Nov 1, 9:59 am, ntgl... at wrote:
> A recent computer failure has afforded me the opportunity to rethink the 
> tools I use.
> I have accumulated 1000s of notebooks over the years and have found the 
> Copernic search engine a good way to rediscover old work. However, the 
> Copernic search logic (in the free version, at least) is more limited than  
> I would like.
> I'm sure many mathgroup regulars have come up with good methods for  
> searching their libraries of notebooks.
> Would you share your experience?
> Thanks,
> Tom Gladd

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