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    On a new installation of Outlook 2007, neither Instant Search or Advanced can locate messages with key words either in Header or Header and Message body
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    [quote name='dpollock' post='764406' date='09-Mar-2009 18:23']On a new installation of Outlook 2007, neither Instant Search or Advanced can locate messages with key words either in Header or Header and Message body[/quote]
    Hi David,
    Just a thought/ Under Tools, Options, Search Options, have you got Index ticked and are other options selected?

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    I just discovered that when I clicked the irritating button in Outlook which downloaded Window Desktop Search, it crippled Outlook search. Removing WDS cures the problem - but can Outlook search be made to work with WDS
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    [quote name='dpollock' post='764430' date='09-Mar-2009 13:35'][/quote]

    What operating system? Which version of WDS? AFAIK, instant search on any OS other than XP requires WDS.

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    xpp sp3 and WDS4. With WDS neither instant nor advanced find work in Outlook. With WDS removed, everything is good
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    [quote name='dpollock' post='764438' date='09-Mar-2009 13:57'][/quote]

    WDS & Outlook 2007 work fine on all the XP machines for which I'm responsible. I did have WDS installed before Office 2007.

    Did you configure WDS after installation to index everything you wanted? Did you give WDS enough time to build index? You will get incomplete results until the index is built.

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    Configure WDS????? I just downloaded it and ran for cover. What do I do to configure
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    [quote name='dpollock' post='764456' date='09-Mar-2009 15:11'][/quote]

    Right click the little microscope in the system tray and examine the options. You can change the folders being indexed and under advanced the file types.

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    That did it. Thanks for the help. I was also able to configure WDS to index JUST outlook files, saving a big overhead
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    [quote name='dpollock' post='764473' date='09-Mar-2009 15:53'][/quote]

    Glad that worked for you. If you let WDS index other parts of your system you'll end up getting faster results than with the native SP3 search tool. You could change the indexing options right before you are finished with the PC for the day and let it work overnight. That should give it time to finish the initial indexing.

    If you decide later you don't like it change the options back to e-mail only and then use advanced options to rebuild the index from scratch.

    And if you decide to leave well enough alone, so be it. That the "personal" in PC.

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