AltaVista has launched a version of its search engine called Search My Computer PX that searches across a PC hard disk. The software creates an index of every word in every file you have access to, not just in HTML files.
By entering words or phrases using the simple query interface, you get results that point to the files you've searched for.
AltaVista has integrated the software with many desktop applications, including email, wordprocessing, graphics, postscript and PDF. When you find a file, the supporting application is automatically launched.
Search My Computer PX runs on Windows 95 and NT. You can test or buy the software for $29.95 at (www.digital.altavista.com).
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