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Local File Search FINALLY Arrives
Hotbot beats Google and MSN
martinibuster

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Msg#: 1446 posted 8:33 pm on Jun 14, 2004 (gmt 0)

Hotbot previously had a deskbar tool but this Local Search Tool but the Hotbot Desktop Tool [hotbot.com] not only searches the internet, but also searces your hard drive for docs, emails, text files, and other files reportedley in seconds.

Sounds like a great PC add-on that beats Windows' native search function.

 

lorax

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Msg#: 1446 posted 8:48 pm on Jun 14, 2004 (gmt 0)

That sounds cool BUT is what are they getting out of it?

Chndru

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Msg#: 1446 posted 8:49 pm on Jun 14, 2004 (gmt 0)

It's been there for a couple of months now.

martinibuster

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Msg#: 1446 posted 8:54 pm on Jun 14, 2004 (gmt 0)

I think it was introduced in March, but I searched WW and didn't find a reference to it.

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Msg#: 1446 posted 12:12 am on Jun 15, 2004 (gmt 0)


I think it was introduced in March, but I searched WW and didn't find a reference to it.

Maybe that was the market speaking tomes about the (useful/useless)ness of such features...

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Msg#: 1446 posted 12:44 am on Jun 15, 2004 (gmt 0)

... still don't care :P

I guess it could come in handy for restaurants and stuff, but that aside I can't think of any reason I would use local stuff online.

kmarcus

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Msg#: 1446 posted 6:33 pm on Jun 15, 2004 (gmt 0)

I guess it could come in handy for restaurants and stuff, but that aside I can't think of any reason I would use local stuff online.

Maybe i am misinterpreting your msg, but I think these comments are about searching your local computer/hard drive for files/information in addition to the internet, not the "geographically local search" ala where do i find a restaurant near me dinner tonight.

digitalv

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Msg#: 1446 posted 6:35 pm on Jun 15, 2004 (gmt 0)

Yeah I screwed up. I read something about local/regional searches on another thread and got confused I guess. Heh.

Though I don't know how much I would actually use a system search tool. I don't think I've ever used the one that's part of Windows, I know where everything is on my system because I put it there.

pmac

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Msg#: 1446 posted 7:13 pm on Jun 15, 2004 (gmt 0)

>t think I've ever used the one that's part of Windows,<

I don't use it either because it's crap. I would love to have a good local drive search tool. Anyone given this
a ride?

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