If you are as set in your ways as I, and if you are forced to use Windows XP in your workplace then you may just hate the Windows Desktop Search as much as I, in my experience it simply does not work properly.

Well you can return to the good old “Search Companion” quite easily, simply run this command;

regsvr32 /u "%programfiles%\Windows Desktop Search\wdsShell.dll"

And before you get too worked up then let me calm you down, in my case this also killed the annoying Fido dog that usually pops up – in other words it’s a win – win situation 🙂