Got Search? Windows Search 4.0 and the Multilingual User Interface Pack for WS 4.0 Previews Available Today!

search The next generation of desktop searching is here and it has a brand new name:

Windows Search 4.0

This is the next version of our desktop engine and really helps improve the instant search of your computer. Windows Search 4.0 helps you find and preview documents, e-mail messages, music files, photos, and other items on the computer.   With inclusion of the Multilingual User Interface (MUI) gives Windows Search some much improved localization support!

The New Windows Search 4.0 includes the following improvements:

  • Support for the Encrypting File System (EFS)
  • Reduced affect on Microsoft Exchange when you index e-mail in online mode, and there is no local cache (.ost)
  • Support for indexing online delegate mailboxes
  • Support for client-to-client remote query to shared indexed locations
  • Improved indexing performance
  • Faster previewer updates for Windows XP
  • Per-user Group Policy settings
  • Windows software updates for Watson errors
  • Support for the Group Policy as well as support for per user policies!

Download Windows Search 4.0 supports for the following operating systems:

To Learn more about Windows Search 4.0 take a look here:

Windows Search 4.0 Preview and the Multilingual User Interface Pack for WS 4.0 Preview

Happy Searching!

Comments (2)

  1. SHA5 says:


    We’ve been using WDS 3.01 in our Search Application. We use "System.Search.AutoSummary" property to retrieve the preview text from WDS. But to our suprise in WS 4.0, this property is not supported. I’ve tried to find out alternate property to use with WS 4.0 but no luck.

    And also, the "System.Search.AutoSummary" retrieves the first 2K data from the WDS, which is not useful in most cases. Our requirement is to retrieve the text that is near to the Search word hit.

    Could you please point us to the right property to use?



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