What is a Desktop Search?

A Desktop Search is a small computer software that you can install on your PC (locally usually). It allows you to search your files, emails and a wide variety of files depending on the software.

Wikipedia defines a desktop search as follows: Desktop search tools search within a user’s own computer files as opposed to searching the Internet. These tools are designed to find information on the user’s PC, including web browser history, e-mail archives, text documents, sound files, images, and video.