I have been using File Locator for some time on a xp sp3 win32 machine, using a filelist exported with fullname_only.xsl format to search for a text string, and it has worked very well. e.g.
Containing text: Search Term
Look In: =C:\ListOfFiles.txt
However, a while back it started being really slow. Hit the start button, and at 70 seconds the status changes to running, and at 135 seconds it actually starts searching.
The file list has around 1,800 files in it, all located on a network drive. Any idea why it's so slow?