Microsoft® Outlook Search not Working
Microsoft Outlook is a personal information manager from Microsoft Corporation and can be purchased from the Microsoft website. It is included with other office productivity suites of Microsoft. The latest version of Microsoft Outlook is Outlook 2010 that comes with a number of advanced features. Microsoft Outlook comes with a Calendar, Task Manager, Contact Manager, note taking, a journal etc. It includes a preview pane which allows you to click on a hyperlink, respond to meeting requests and access properties of an e-mail address. To enable this, click preview pane in the view menu of the Microsoft Outlook. Find Bar in Microsoft Outlook has a sleek design and enables users to select which folders to search in. Sometimes, you face issues with the search in your Microsoft Outlook and you may fail to search items. You can fix this problem easily. If you have this problem, you need to verify that your Microsoft Outlook data files can be indexed. You could get help from Microsoft to fix this issue.
Following are the causes, symptoms and resolution of Microsoft Outlook search not working:
If the search in Microsoft Outlook is not working, it is because the indexing is not complete. Indexing feature enables the Instant Search feature to locate items. When you first start using search, Microsoft Outlook needs to index your data. You may also face issues if you did not index the Microsoft Outlook search.
When you search for items in your Microsoft Outlook, no search results appear even if you have enabled the instant search option in your office outlook. If your Microsoft Outlook search is not working, you could get “No matches found for your search term while searching items in Microsoft Outlook.
If you have any issues with your Microsoft Outlook search, you need to ensure that indexing is complete. To verify the indexing status, point to Instant Search, and then click Indexing Status on the Tools menu. You need to verify that the dialog box reports 0 items remaining and if not, indexing is not complete and needs to finish before all of your Microsoft Outlook items can be searched.
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