Like every little bug bear in Windows, theres usual a reg hack to change things, as there is for this!
So if you like me occasionally wish to search non-indexed locations by brute force, file by file and are sick and tired of click the “use Search companion” link at the bottom of the search window try this:
- Start > Run, type ‘regedit’ and hit enter
- Goto: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows Desktop Search\DS
- Modifiy the value for the ‘ShowStartSearchBand’ entry to ‘0’