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    Outlook 2010 search not working

    My Outlook 2010 search has stopped working (32 bit version on a Windows 7 64 bit version). It just say's searching & then finds nothing every time even when I know the item I'm looking for is there & I can find it manually.
    I have tried various fixes recommended, like rebuilding the index etc, all to no avail !
    Does anyone have a solution to this ?

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    Is the stuff you are searching for being indexed?
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    It say's searching & item not found.
    I have also rebuilt the index by repairing Outlook 2010 from the CD, removing the index & then rebuilding it again - still doesn't work ?

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    If you check Control Panel -> Indexing options, is Oulook included in the listed locations?
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    Yes it is.

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    See if the advice in the reply marked as valid works for you : http://superuser.com/questions/16301...add-in-problem
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    Hi,
    Tried all those suggested solutions, but none have worked, what's next ?

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    Sorry, I am out of ideas. If you want a search alternative that will work with Outlook, have a look at Xobni.
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    Ok, Thanks for all your help trying

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    found these

    1 - Cache mode was already enabled because I use Outlook on a laptop. Fortunately, I found that by toggling cache mode off (closing wizard, restarting Outlook) and then back on (closing wizard, restarting Outlook) Outlook's search (index) is working again.

    2 - Turning "Use Cached Exchange Mode" off finally worked.

    3- my Problem was resolved after deleting old OST file and creating new one

    4 - Hi all.
    I have tried all the possible solutions on tons of different forums and eventually found one thing that works across the board. I followed the steps above being :
    •Control panel -
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    •Turn Windows Features on/off -
    •Turned windows search off and indexing on. then wait for changes to take effect. Do a restart. open outlook and do a search.
    Then after finding a few things, go to :
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    •Turn Windows Features on/off -
    •Turn Windows search back on and leave indexing on.
    Let new settings take effect and then restart again. During restart power down/up you will see 'Windows is Configuring....%' . That means it is (should be) working. After the restart, open outlook and let it index completely. This should do the trick. ( It did it for me) .
    DON'T FORGET to check all the indexing folders are correct before doing this. This can be done in outlook search options - index folders - modify.

    http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/o...=1382015508611

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    Maybe this will be of use to you:

    http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/o...9-4f57b978c5ad

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    I find Outlook search rather clunky. Since I installed Win7 with its much improved indexing functionality, I just use the Windows search function, i.e. click on the orb and type what you're looking for in the search box there. Any items in Outlook are usually listed first and you can click on See More Results if you want to get the whole list in an Explorer window. In my experience it's easier - and a lot faster - than searching directly in Outlook.

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    Better yet, I left Outlook behind years ago. Searches in Gmail don't have these problems - ever. Search isn't MS's core business and Outlook is decades old code held together with string and rubber bands. I understand leaving it isn't an option for those folks who work for large businesses where this is the standard but for newer businesses Gmail for Business is very attractive. No, I don't work for them - just a happy customer.

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    I don't find Outlook items to appear in win7 searches. I do have it checked in index options.

    In fact, search in Outlook 2013 is worse than ever. email items that are there often don't appear. and people searches sometimes return more than one for the same person, one being full contact info, and others being only one email address for the person, with no way to distinguish one from the other before clicking on them. frustrating. MS had been notified about this many months ago, and haven't bothered to fix it.

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    Have you tried 'reinstalling' the indexing service, you'll have to rebuild the indexes after you do it. Go to Control Panel->Programs & Features->Turn Windows features on or off (its on the left) - uncheck Indexing Service Click OK and wait, now go back to Turn Windows... and check the Indexing Service box. Click OK and wait

    Now rebuild the indexes via Control Panel->Indexing Options

    Its worked for me a couple of time after I broke Search

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    Last edited by northwood2222; 2013-10-18 at 02:07. Reason: clarity

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