Digital Hide-and-Seek

[an error occurred while processing this directive] If you've come to think of your computer as a digital version of the couch that swallowed your car keys — with photos, songs and travel plans all buried in hard-to-reach places — a new breed of software known as desktop search can help. The big names in Internet search — Google, Microsoft, Yahoo, Ask Jeeves, AOL — have released, or will release early this year, a desktop-search tool for consumers, making it as easy to search your PC's hard drive as it is to search the Web. (Existing search tools built into Windows are too cumbersome to...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!