Microsoft® Outlook Indexing Disabled
What is indexing in Microsoft Outlook? Discuss the issue of disabled Microsoft Outlook indexing and tips to resolve the issue.
Microsoft Outlook is an e-mail application which helps you in managing your personal information like managing your tasks, calendars, contacts and even mails. Using Microsoft Outlook you can work on your mails even if you are offline. Microsoft Outlook has many features in it which enable you to perform your task easily. Indexing is one such feature. Indexing is also known as Instant Search feature. Using this indexing feature you can transfer your files from Microsoft Outlook to your hard drive. All the files will be stored in a particular location thereby saving your time since you don’t need to use the search option. Even then, some users don’t need Indexing feature to be included in their Microsoft Outlook profile hence they disable it. But disabling the feature ends up in issues.
Following are the reasons for disabling indexing in Microsoft Outlook and tips to resolve the issues with it:
- Reasons for disabling
- Issues in disabling
- Fix issue
Reasons for disabling
The reason for disabling the indexing feature could be the presence of large number of files. Since large number of files are indexed, the system becomes slow and as a result you may not be able to complete your tasks. If system has low capacity of memory even then indexing cannot be supported and hence the system may hang. In such cases, disabling the instant search feature is done.
Issues in disabling
Indexing is an important and common feature in Microsoft Outlook that helps in managing your files. By disabling the feature, your folders will not be indexed and as a result your files will not be stored at a particular location. Thus, this makes your work tedious in searching for any particular file. It becomes impossible to search for particular file among a pile of files.
The issue can be fixed by enabling the indexing feature. To do so, initially, you need to select 'Instant Search' option in 'Tools' menu of Microsoft Outlook. Next you need to click on the 'Search Option' to find a dialog box on your screen. In the corresponding dialog box you need to check the boxes under 'Index messages in these data files' field. Now, on clicking on 'Ok', the feature gets enabled.
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