Instant Search Issues with Microsoft® Outlook 2007
What are the causes of Instant Search issues with Microsoft Outlook 2007?
Microsoft Outlook 2007 is a complete time and information manager. This application comes bundle with Microsoft Office 2003, this is also available separately. This is a standalone program, mainly used for managing e-mail messages. The new features of Microsoft Outlook 2007 such as Instant search and To-Do-Bar can help you to organize and instantly find out information that you need. The calendar sharing features, Exchange server technology, and advanced access to Windows SharePoint services enable you to securely share data that is saved in Microsoft Outlook 2007. The features with Microsoft Outlook 2007 are helpful for saving time and reducing the complexity of work. Instant searching technology is a high speed searching mechanism present in Microsoft Outlook 2007. Some issues with Microsoft Outlook would interrupt Instant Search feature. The changed settings of Microsoft Outlook 2007, large and old PST files are the reasons for improper working or not working of Instant Search in Microsoft Outlook 2007. If Instant Search feature is not working, then you might not be able to find the information that is needed.
Following are the ways to resolve Instant Search issues with Microsoft Outlook 2007:
- Enable Instant search
- Index issues
- Clear signed images issues
Enable instant search
For enabling Instant search with Microsoft Outlook 2007, first open Microsoft Outlook application on your computer, then Click 'Mail' option and click on 'Option' to enable Instant Search option from the left side of Instant search field. Now Instant Search feature will be turned On. Then close the dialog box and the Instant Search feature will appear in Microsoft Outlook 2007.
Instant Search feature of Microsoft Outlook 2007 achieves its speed with the help of Indexing mechanism present in your Microsoft Outlook data files. This is helpful for quickly locating the items of Microsoft Outlook. The problem with indexing creates out of bound or slow searching issues. To verify indexing, take Tools menu, then point to Instant Search and click on 'Search' Options. Under Indexing menu, verify that the files that you want to include in your search are selected from the data files list.
The encrypted files with Microsoft Outlook 2007 are called Clear Signed Images. This is stored in Personal Folder Files or the Offline Folder files. Microsoft Outlook 2007 Instant Search would not be able to find out these encrypted files. The encryption techniques with these files are using clear signed encryption technology. This method converts the messages as unsearchable ones. Sometimes, your saved messages or messages within other folders would be changed to clear signed format. This would create problems while using Instant Search option. In order to solve this, you need to take necessary steps to decode the changed folders.
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