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Windows 7: Outlook 2010 Search Highlight and Views problems

11 Dec 2015   #1

Outlook 2010 Search Highlight and Views problems


We have several computers all running the same versions of Office 2010 here, and it seems there was an update of Windows 7 this week that mucked something up, and while I stretched my GoogleFu as much as possible, I can't find any pointers. So last resort, gotta ask people directly.

Two things happened after the patch (maybe more, but this is the most visible).

-The view panes resets itself to a default setting that I can't even explain. I usually use a 'right' reading pane and close up the calendar on the right side, but it doesn't save, it returns to a 'email list' only pane and expands the calendar.
-The search function seems much slower, it used to show results immediately as I type something, but now it REQUIRES that I push enter, and it does not highlight the options. Everything is checked in my search options, and it was working before the patch, it simply stopped.

My Googling produced these results, which I have attempted already :
-Tried checking off and back on the search options, no dice. Even closing Outlook in between.
-Tried running as Administrator and Safe Mode, no changes.
-Turned off and back on Windows Search in the features.
-Turned on Windows Indexing in the features.
-Used the Windows Index Option to rebuild Index (Outlook was checked in the list of programs, but I tried removing and reenabling it for good measure).
-The Indexing option in Outlook itself is grayed out, so I couldn't use that, I even tried to search how enable it and nothing worked.
-Used ScanPST to backup and repair my PST files.

Short of reinstalling Office/Oulook and trying to feed it my PST files, I have attempted everything I could find. I was trying to avoid that since these are work computers of course. We can still receive emails, so it's not a vital thing problem, but an inconvenient one, especially for the highlighting, which makes it easier to scan over emails.

Thank you for your help!

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11 Dec 2015   #2


And of course as soon as I post this and talk about my googlefu I see this other thread like 4 posts below :
After yesterdays updates, Outlook has mind of it own

Let's try it, keep you posted.
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11 Dec 2015   #3


So the link did work, except for the 'press enter to search' thing, that's definitely different, but a minor issue. Fixed both computers. It's weird that not every computer were affected though.

Not sure what that patch did exactly to mess things up so much, but good thing its off. Didn't need help in the end, but perhaps this will help others with the same problem (if I didn't see the other topic by googling, good chances it wasn't using the keywords I was looking for!)
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