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Windows 7: Limited search results in Outlook 2007

19 Dec 2009   #1
MrNosebleed

Windows 7
 
 
Limited search results in Outlook 2007

Hi all.

Please excuse me if someone has posted this problem before - too many threads to search to find my answer!

My problem, starting just recently, is Outlook 2007 not showing search results for most recent emails. This problam has only occurred in the last couple of weeks.

I havent checked anything unusual in search options, just doing a default search, and older emails are being retrieved, but not newer ones. Does not seem to make a difference what search criteria I use, subject or body. I know the messages are there, I can find them the long way (browsing), just can't find them in search.

Outlook is telling me that indexing is all up to date.

I DO have a LOT of messages - possibly tens of thousands.

Is there an upper limit of how many messages can be indexed? If so do I need to clear some? Would be quite a pain but I guess I could back up emails from 2007, 2008 etc and keep them somewhere else.

Or is there another fix?

Any help woudl be greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance.


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19 Dec 2009   #2
Capt.Jack Sparrow

Windows 7 Ultimate - 64-bit | Windows 8 Pro - 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MrNosebleed View Post
Hi all.

Please excuse me if someone has posted this problem before - too many threads to search to find my answer!

My problem, starting just recently, is Outlook 2007 not showing search results for most recent emails. This problam has only occurred in the last couple of weeks.

I havent checked anything unusual in search options, just doing a default search, and older emails are being retrieved, but not newer ones. Does not seem to make a difference what search criteria I use, subject or body. I know the messages are there, I can find them the long way (browsing), just can't find them in search.

Outlook is telling me that indexing is all up to date.

I DO have a LOT of messages - possibly tens of thousands.

Is there an upper limit of how many messages can be indexed? If so do I need to clear some? Would be quite a pain but I guess I could back up emails from 2007, 2008 etc and keep them somewhere else.

Or is there another fix?

Any help woudl be greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance.
Hi Mr Nosebleed, Welcome to SF,

I guess the problem would be with so add-ins that is conflicting. Any other search add-ins like Google etc ??

Edit: To find Go To > Tools > Trust center > Add-ins
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19 Dec 2009   #3
MrNosebleed

Windows 7
 
 

Apart from PDFMOutlook (not sure if this is Adobe or MS) the only add-ins I have are all Microsoft, and I assume there by default.
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19 Dec 2009   #4
Capt.Jack Sparrow

Windows 7 Ultimate - 64-bit | Windows 8 Pro - 64-bit
 
 

May be you can disable that as well

Open up the Trust Center by navigating to Tools –> Trust Center on the menu.

Limited search results in Outlook 2007-1.png

On the left-hand pane, choose Add-ins, and then near the bottom of the window you’ll see a button that will let you manage your COM Add-ins.

Limited search results in Outlook 2007-image6.png

From this window, you can disable anything that you aren’t using. My recommendation would be to start off by only disabling non-Microsoft add-ins

Limited search results in Outlook 2007-image7.png

I would advice to Right Click on Outlook and Run as administrator while you do that

Hope that helps


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19 Dec 2009   #5
MrNosebleed

Windows 7
 
 

Fixed. Funny thing, after I did as you said, opened Outlook as administrator and disabled PDFMOutlook, then when I closed Outlook I got am alert saying "Windows has detecte3d a serious problem in PDFMOutlook - Would you like to disable this..." Clicked yes, reopened, now getting the search results I was missing before.

So what is PDFMOutlook anyway?
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20 Dec 2009   #6
JMH

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit. SP1.
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MrNosebleed View Post
Fixed. Funny thing, after I did as you said, opened Outlook as administrator and disabled PDFMOutlook, then when I closed Outlook I got am alert saying "Windows has detecte3d a serious problem in PDFMOutlook - Would you like to disable this..." Clicked yes, reopened, now getting the search results I was missing before.

So what is PDFMOutlook anyway?
PDFMOutlook is an Adobe plug-in that has apparently been known to cause problems with Outlook 2007.
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20 Dec 2009   #7
Capt.Jack Sparrow

Windows 7 Ultimate - 64-bit | Windows 8 Pro - 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MrNosebleed View Post
Fixed. Funny thing, after I did as you said, opened Outlook as administrator and disabled PDFMOutlook, then when I closed Outlook I got am alert saying "Windows has detecte3d a serious problem in PDFMOutlook - Would you like to disable this..." Clicked yes, reopened, now getting the search results I was missing before.

So what is PDFMOutlook anyway?
Glad that your issues is resolved .. Thanks for posting back
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21 Oct 2010   #8
ORDNorth

W7 64 bit.
 
 

My problem is this. Today is 10/21/2010. When I do a search in Outlook for a recent email from this week, it will only locate emails from prior to 10/15/2010. I must have done something wrong, but have no clue. Anyone? Additonally, I am having a very frustrating problem while on the Internet. I will very frequently click on a .pdf on a site to view it and all I get is a blanlk white page? I am running W7, IE8 and Adobe 9?
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21 Oct 2010   #9
JMH

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit. SP1.
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ORDNorth View Post
Mu problem is this. Today is 10/21/2010. When I do a search in Outlook for a recent email from this week, it will only locate emails from prior to 10/15/2010. I must have done something wrong, but have no clue. Anyone? Additonally, I am having a very frustrating problem while on the Internet. I will very freqyently click on a .pdf on a site to view it and all I get is a blanl white page? I am running W7, IE8 and Adobe 9?

Hello ORDNorth & welcome,

You would be better advised to start a new thread seeking help to solve your problem....
This thread is almost one year old & marked as solved.

Good luck.
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21 Oct 2010   #10
ORDNorth

W7 64 bit.
 
 

Thanks will do that now on both issues!
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