How to fix Microsoft® Outlook 2003 Search not Working Issue?
Windows-based computers can be installed with many applications. Microsoft Outlook 2003 is one of the many applications from Microsoft to enhance the functioning of the Operating System (OS). Microsoft Outlook 2003 is one of the newer versions of Microsoft Outlook and it is very simple to use. Microsoft Outlook 2003 comes with many advanced features such as Notes, Calendar, To-Do list. The primary purpose of Microsoft Outlook 2003 is to easily send, receive, forward and also perform all e-mail-related tasks on Windows computers. Microsoft Outlook 2003 even comes with a Search feature that will enable users to quickly find any information within the application. However, there are some issues that might come up with the use of Microsoft Outlook 2003. Some of the common problems include Microsoft Outlook 2003 crashing, Microsoft Excel not responding, search feature on Microsoft Outlook 2003 not working and so on.
The following details gives users more information regarding ways to fix Microsoft Outlook 2003 Search not working issue:
- Repair Application
- Check System Files
- Clean Hard Disk
The Microsoft Outlook 2003 Search not working issue may occur because some of the application files essential for its functioning are corrupt or damaged. All Microsoft Outlook 2003 users who face this issue are advised to run the 'Detect and Repair' option from 'Help'. With the Detect and Repair feature, Microsoft Outlook 2003 will automatically check application files and repair any damaged files which will solve the issue.
Check System Files
Problems with the working of Search feature on Microsoft Outlook 2003 may also occur because of damage to some of the system files associated with the functioning of Microsoft Outlook 2003. In such cases, the problem can be resolved by repairing the Operating System installed on the system using a default OS repair tool or the installation dis. Users can also try restoring the system to a time when Microsoft Outlook 2003 Search feature was working perfectly.
Clean Hard Disk
Another reason as to why issues come up with the use of Search feature on Microsoft Outlook 2003 is that there maybe some issues with the hard disk of the system containing information which the Search feature is browsing through. Issues with the hard disk include malware infections, too many fragments of data, large numbers of temporary files and so on. Such problems can be solved by removing malware with malware removal tools, cleaning the hard disk using Disk Cleanup utility and also defragmenting the hard disk using Disk Defragmenter.
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