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Can't find your files? Desktop search applications bring some of the same technology used by Internet search engines to your hard drive, but the market is getting more crowded.
The University of Wisconsin-Madison E-Business Consortium
evaluated a dozen desktop search tools for usability, accuracy, versatility, efficiency, security and enterprise readiness in a recently published report (PDF)
came out the overall winner, ceding ground only in security to Yahoo
and in efficiency to Wizetech's Archivarius
The much celebrated Google Desktop
ended up with a middle-of-the-range score. The report specifically commented that Google seemed to rely on its relevance algorithms to the exclusion of other sorting techniques.