Sometimes you get so familiar with a specific window that if it changes for any reason, it is easy to jump into debugging. This happened to me yesterday; The scenario went: click start->search start to fill the file name -- OOPS! nowhere to enter the name run google all over the map, find various dlls for regsvr32 to use Nothing seemed to correct the situations. Moving on, I started using Restore Checkpoint; actually went have thru two of them and still no change. then it dawned upon me that the left panel had a link for => Files and Folders. sure enough, it opens into the dialog for file names, other criteria and the Search button Clearly some setting got lost to remove the dialog and button, but that doesn't imply there's a 'BUG'. GAFFE: Can you define ASSUME?