How to fix Search not Working Problem in Microsoft Outlook 2010?
Microsoft Outlook 2010 has many new applications and user can get benefited from them. User might get a problem that the instant search not been working in the application. The Instant Search feature of Microsoft Outlook 2010 is useful in quickly locating items when you type in keywords for searching. As the Instant Searching is been disabled in the application, you can see that no results are displayed in the Outlook as you search for it. It is also possible that the application shows no matches to your search keywords. There may be a number of reasons behind the issue. The most possible reason behind it include the indexing of your data files is not completed. It may come as a result of organization using encryption for message security. Some corruptions in the system registry may result in Microsoft Outlook 2010 instant search not been working issue. Damaged Microsoft Outlook 2010 files may also result in the particular issue.
Tips to fix Instant Search not working issue in Microsoft Outlook 2010:
- Check registry settings
- Repair Office program
- Rebuild Indexing options
Check Registry Settings
Instant Search not working issue in Microsoft Outlook 2010 may be due to corruption in the system registry. To fix the issue, you need to check the registry settings. To do this, you need to navigate to the Start Menu of the system abs get the Search box. In the Search box, you need to type “regedit and press “Enter key to open the Registry Editor. You need to then locate PreventIndexingOutlook and PreventIndexingEmailAttachment subkeys under the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESoftware folder.If values of these subkeys are set to 1, then you need to change it to zero or delete it to get the issue fixed.
Repair Office Program
It is possible that Microsoft Office program has some issues. You can try repairing the Office to get the issue resolved. To do this, you need to get the Control Panel from the Start Menu of the system. You need to then get the Programs icon and open the Programs and Features window. You can then locate the Microsoft Office icon and right-click the program. A pop-up window will be appeared and you need to select the “Change option from it. You need to then select the “Repair option and get the program repaired.
Rebuild Indexing Options
You can try re-building indexing options to fix the Instant Search not working issue in Microsoft Outlook 2010. To do this, you need to type “indexing in the “Search box displayed in “Start Menu. It will display the “Indexing Options under the Control Panel of the system. You need to select the “Advanced option and select the “Index Settings tab. Next step is to click the “Rebuild icon and type the administrator password. With this, the indexing option is rebuilt and the issue with Instant Search in Outlook 2010 is fixed.
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