So Google Desktop is currently indexing my computer.  I'm at home now, but I'm hoping that when i get back to work it will be done and I can give it a try.  If it indexes our C++ and C# sources then it just might be the best thing ever.  Well, I lie.  It would be better it it worked a la iTunes or XCode which report results instantaneously while you're typing them.  But this is still a good start. 

Comments (16)
  1. Lee says:

    It indexes C++ files but unfortunately not csharp files. I’ve sent them a comment about this.



  2. BillG says:

    Yes, the new search stuff for apple is definately cool. We should definately go to RnD North and Innovate that into windows 😉

  3. BillG: You’re right. We should. is a good start. But we need to work on strongly integrating that into all Apps and user experiences. Quick access to indexed information should be mandatory nowadays.

  4. Eric says:

    Copernic Desktop Search ( will do find-as-you-type, and will allow you to add text file extensions (such as .cs) to its indexing capabilities.

  5. chris says:

    shouldn’t MS employees be anti-google and pro-msn?!

  6. Fred says:

    Take this post as a trackback. There are some of my toughs about the product, privacy and security in mind:

  7. Not only does it index some source code (at least h, c, cpp, java), it caches old files! I don’t know the details of how long or how many cached files it will keep. Yesterday it cached 11 copies of a header I was editing during the day, it did the same for a bunch of others too.

  8. Andrei says:


    MS employees are not morons, they like to see good stuff.

  9. Fred says:


    Okay, there is the part 2 of my thoughts about the subject. It talk about the logging problem with AIM chat software. I think that it’s always a good thing to know:

  10. Fred, sounds like a bug. I’m sure google is very sensitive to privacy concerns. I would imagine a later release making it so that it respects your AIM settings.

  11. Ziv Caspi says:

    Don’t you already use the C++/C# IFilters? You’re really missing out if you don’t.

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