Windows XP had a nice option if you had to search only in folder. Just right click on any folder and select search. This is like one click option for searching in XP.
After i switched to Windows VIsta I was unable to find this option and Its not availble in any of the right click or shift right clck option. However when you press F3 on desktop it opens a search in the desktop meaning if you want to search in any of the folder in Windows VIsta it needs to be open and then you press F3.
However if you want to get the right click context menu for folders and drives follw these steps
- Open Registry Editor
- Go to HKEY_CLASSES_ROOTDriveshellfind
- Look for a string LegacyDisable
- Delete this key
- Now click on any folder and you would get the search options on the folder.
- To disable the rigth click search context just add new string value by right click on the HKEY_CLASSES_ROOTDriveshellfind path
With Windows Vista Service pack 1this option was disabled by default. You can read more about it here