New to Windows Vista are Search Folders, which are searches that run instantly when you click them. Windows Vista comes with several preconfigured Search Folders, like Recent Documents—which instantly shows you all the recently used documents on your computer—and All Attachments, which shows you all the files on your computer that are e-mail attachments.
New to Windows Vista, Search Folders collect all your related files into preconfigured folders or custom folders that you create.
You can also create and save your own Search Folders. For example, you could design a search for all documents authored by "John" that contain the word "project" somewhere within them. You can then save this search, titled "John Project," directly to the Document Explorer as a Search Folder. Now, any time you click this saved Search Folder, the search runs and the view is populated with the results in a split second. As you add files to your computer that are authored by "John" and contain the word "project," they will automatically show up in the saved Search Folder, regardless of where those files are located on your PC.