For those who haven't seen this yet, Google has yet again trumped MS. They released a project called Google Desktop. It's a little app that runs on your desktop. The first time you run it, it indexes the contents of your hard drive and then allows you to search through them. They've integrated the search interface into their main webpage, so when you do a "normal" google search for something, it'll inform you if there are any items stored on your local computer that match the search terms. I installed it about three hours ago, and it just finished indexing some 37,000 items. That includes mp3's pictures, text documents, emails, etc. I don't think I'll ever go back to XP's search interface again. I've only been using Google Desktop for a few hours, and it's already very evident how much more superior it is than the weak attempt at a search Microsoft has in XP.

Give it a try...