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Windows 7: How can I re-index Outlook 2010?

01 Nov 2010   #1

Win 7 Ultimate
How can I re-index Outlook 2010?

I am running Office 2010, and for some reason my search option within Outlook 2010 works, and sometimes not.

What can I do to "force" for everything there to be re-indexed?

By the way, I am running Windows 7 x64 and made a clean install of Office 2010.

Any other advises?

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01 Nov 2010   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium x64

File, Options, Search. Click Indexing Options then click advanced. Rebuild Index is on the Index Settings page.
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02 Nov 2010   #3

Win 7 Ultimate

Perfect - thanks for the solution!
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04 Mar 2012   #4

Windows 7 32 bit
Re-indexng Outook 2007

This worked great for my computer running Outlook 2010. Can anyone advise how to do same for Outlook 2007?
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31 Mar 2012   #5

Win 7 64-bit

I have Outlook 2007 with the same indexing issue. Go to Tools|Options|Search, then UNcheck the Outlook and Archive, click OK, then exit Outlook. Restart Outlook and do the same but this time CHECK Outlook and Archive, then OK. Exit Outlook one more time, then restart Outlook. May take Outlook some time to finish the re-indexing. This worked for me. Good luck.
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30 Oct 2013   #6

Windows 7 64-bit

I had an indexing problem with Outlook 2010. I was moving the pst file around and the indexing got screwed up, so only emails that arrived after I finished the file move were indexed and appeared in search results. The 'Delete and Rebuild Index' did not index the older emails. What worked was removing Outlook from indexing, then rebooting, then adding Outlook back to indexing, then rebooting (the second reboot may be overkill, but it worked), then opening Outlook and attempting a search. That's when it told me everything was being indexed. Here are instructions for removing/re-adding Outlook from indexing: Outlook 2010 Search Indexing (Hint: When you open Indexing Options and click Modify, uncheck Outlook and 'ok' out. Then after rebooting and going back into 'Modify,' check the box next to Outlook and 'ok' out.)
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23 Mar 2015   #7

Thanks so much!

I had a real problem with this and found no joy anywhere. GLeapman's remedy was simple, sweet and worked like a dream. Starting the new search in Outlook after the second reboot is what kicks it off. Many felicitations from London!
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