Fix Problems Related to Searching in Microsoft® Outlook® 2007
What are the various suggestions to fix the problems related to searching in Microsoft Outlook 2007?
The Microsoft Outlook 2007 is a multi-functional e-mail management program from Microsoft which has comprehensive tools that can be utilized to manage professional level data processing tasks. There are lots of user-friendly options and functions in the Microsoft Outlook 2007 which allows the users to easily manipulate and maintain the records of various types of data. The 'Search' option integrated with the Microsoft Outlook 2007 is one such feature that helps the users to easily point out or find a particular data from the user account by searching for the entered keyword in the application data base or among the data stored in the application folders. This is a very useful feature which eases up the application usage but it might get corrupted due to several reasons which eventually causes great inconvenience to the users. Taking the right steps towards fixing the issues with the application under expert guidance will help the users to continue using the 'Search' options in the Microsoft Outlook 2007 and utilize its full functionality for easily finding the required data or e-mails.
Some of the issues or symptoms of issues that can occur with the 'Search' options in Microsoft Outlook 2007 and the ways to fix such issues are discussed below:
- Issues with the 'Search'
- Fixing by resetting options
- Fix using application repair
Issues with the 'Search'
There are a couple of options provided by Microsoft in their Outlook 2007 which can be used by the users to search for e-mails and other data between different user accounts or mailboxes. The 'Search; options provided in the Outlook 2007 can malfunction or stop working sometimes due to several reasons like application corruption, configuration issues and database issues within the application or the system. Error messages while opening up the Outlook 2007, greying out or access issues related to the 'Search' options, and application freeze while searching items are some of the symptoms indicating issues with the 'Search' options in the Outlook 2007 application.
Fixing by resetting options
Some of the issues regarding the 'Search' options in the Outlook 2007 might be due to corruptions in the configuration files. Reconfiguring the 'Search' options and restarting the system will help fix the such issues. To do this, the users should first access the 'Search' options in the Microsoft Outlook 2007 and turn all the related options off by un-checking the mailboxes and accounts monitored by the 'Search' indexing service. After un-checking the boxes, choose to re-index or rebuild the indexed data by selecting the 'rebuild' option which can be found in the 'Troubleshooting' menu. When all this is done, restart the application and turn on all the related options by checking the boxes that were not checked before by the users. Restarting the system after closing up the application will replace the corrupted search configuration files and options to their defaults and this will in turn help the users to fix related issues with the Microsoft Outlook 2007.
The issues with the 'Search' options in the Microsoft Outlook 2007 can also be resolved using the 'Repair' options in the application set-up or by using the original installation disc of the application. The 'Repair' options in the set-up file can be accessed by selecting the related options in the program installation menu which will be located in the 'Control panel' of the operating system installed in the computer. Choosing the 'Repair option' in the 'Program' menu of the system will help repair all the corrupted files and configurations of the application. Restarting the system after doing the repair will help the users to solve the issues with the 'Search' options in the Microsoft Outlook 2007 installed in your computer. The same can be done using the original installation disc of the application, if required.
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