sallam--Based on my experience in Win98 the Find functions generally work
1) Only on the [b]titles[b] of files and folders (if you search on a whole directory) or
2) Within a single page of an opened file.
So you can not "Find" a word within a folder containing many files, or even within a file containing multiple pages--unless in the latter case the word is on the single page you have opened.
Some file systems work differently, however. Acrobat Reader files (.pdf) permit searching withing the entire document.
And, of course, maybe WinXP is different.
Edit--And so it is, based on the following post.