Back when I was running Windows XP (now I’m on Windows Vista RC2) one thing that I really loved was the Windows Desktop Search 3. At that time it was still in the Beta stage but it looks like they have finally gotten around to releasing it.
It is similar to what you can receive using the Google Desktop Search but this feels less cluttered to me. The clean interface and extremely quick indexing reminds me of the search feature that I have become addicted to in Windows Vista. If you are looking for a sidebar and all kinds of gadgets though this is not what you’ll want…it indexes and searches but that’s all.
Previous versions of Windows Desktop Search have not worked with 64-bit machines but this one will! Here are the direct download links for all of the different versions:
Windows Desktop Search 3.0 for XP 32-bit (Homepage)
Windows Desktop Search 3.0 for XP 64-bit (Homepage)
Windows Desktop Search 3.0 for Server 2003 32-bit (Homepage)
Windows Desktop Search 3.0 for Server 2003 64-bit (Homepage)