Outlook search question

  1. Posts : 311
    Windows 7 x64 Pro

    Outlook search question

    I am running Outlook 2010 - works great, no issues.

    At the beginning of every year, I move the emails that are five+ years old into an archive file (which I typically keep closed). Occasionally, I want to look at these old emails, typically wanting to search for something. When I did this several months ago, I let the search index run and that took several hours. However, I figured it was worthwhile since the next time I opened the archive file and wanted to search for something, the search results would already exist.

    I was wrong.

    I tried searching the archive file today and nothing was indexed, i.e., it started indexing the .pst file. Question: Is there something I can do such that the search results are saved?
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  2. Posts : 15
    Win 7x64, Win 10x64, Win 11x64

    If you Right Click on a folder within the structure you can select properties and set the AutoArchive parameters and let Outlook do the work for you.
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  3. Posts : 311
    Windows 7 x64 Pro
    Thread Starter

    Great suggestion, but it does not seem to have changed Outlook's behavior. I moved everything in the archive file into one folder, set the parameter as you suggested, and let Outlook index everything. However, once I closed then re-opened the archive folder, it started indexing again...
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