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Windows 7: Outlook 2010 instant search not working

05 Sep 2013   #11

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Nice info.

I will try this fix.

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11 Sep 2013   #12

Windows & Ultimate
Only needed to do some steps

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by njhal View Post
I seem to have solved the issue. So for the possible benefit of other's here is what I did.

1. Ran a repair on MS office - (This solved the issue with not being able to select / deselect certain indexing locations)
2. Ran Scanpst
3. Outlook > Search tools > Search options > Indexing options > Modify
4. Deselect all selected options
5. Delete and rebuild index (advanced options) and restart machine
6. Reselect the folders to be indexed.

So problem solved - but no idea what made the issue occur....
Did steps 1-3. Went to indxing. Never modified or dont think did. At best turned main location on and off. Nothing happened and then is tarted detecting all the unindexed emails. Not sure if it rebuilt it self but might have. So id suggest 1-3 and if that doesnt work complete the rest of the steps
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29 Oct 2013   #13

Windows 7 Enterprise 64-bit

Did the folliowing and issue got resolved:
1. From Outlook, click Tools, Options, Search Options
2. Remove the check from each of the items in the section "Index messages in these data files:"
3. Click OK to close the dialog window
4. Click File > Exit to completely close Outlook
5. Re-open Outlook
6. On the left side of Outlook, next to All Mail Items, click the drop-down
7. Place a check next to each item listed there.
8. Should now able to search the entire mailbox and personal folders when searching within All Mail Items.

Hope this helps.
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