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    what the searching technique and algorithms xp used? plz explain....

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    Re: Searching technique in XP

    Have you tried googling this by any chance ? Cause I found one partially acceptable answer on my first search, which included information on other searches I could run.

    However - I suspect something like this would be a closely held technological secret...

    If you don't have fastfind/indexing or whatever turned on, I assume a search for filename.txt will just scroll through the file allocation table, looking for an exact binary match, one item at a time.
    However, if you have fastfind/indexing - every time something is created/updated/deleted/modified, it will updat the index, so it's only searching through the index which would be much faster than searching through the entire fat and trashing your disk
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