Google has done it again, come up with something for free that will make your life easier, and finding what you lost possible. How often do you have to look all over your computer for something? Cannot remember where you left it etc. Google now offers a 400k download that will index your hard drive and allow you to search it. It includes indexing of email, im messages, and other things. In fact it may help parents keep track of im’ing and sites visited as it creates a cache. Check it out at: http://desktop.google.com/about.html.
The key I suppose is privacy and Google swears that isn’t compromised. However, unless you opt out, they will collect generic data about searches you do. You will want to be careful about installing this if others share your computer. Of course if you have no skeletons … well then what are you worried about?