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Troubleshooting Outlook Search Not Working

by Nelson Smith Outlook Email Support

Are you having trouble with Outlook search not working? This can be a frustrating issue, especially if you rely on Outlook to find important emails and information. Here are some troubleshooting steps you can take to resolve the problem.


First, try restarting Outlook and your computer. This can sometimes resolve the issue. If that doesn't work, try rebuilding the search index. You can do this by going to File > Options > Search > Indexing Options > Advanced > Rebuild.


If rebuilding the index doesn't work, try checking your Outlook settings. Make sure that the folders you're searching are included in the search scope. You can do this by going to File > Options > Search > Search Options and selecting the folders you want to include.


Another solution is to check for any updates to Outlook. Make sure that you have the latest version installed, as updates can sometimes resolve search issues.


If none of these solutions work, you may need to repair your Outlook installation or create a new profile. You can do this by going to Control Panel > Programs and Features > Microsoft Office > Change > Repair or by going to File > Account Settings > Manage Profiles.


In summary, if you're experiencing issues with Outlook search not working, try restarting Outlook and your computer, rebuilding the search index, checking your settings, updating Outlook, or repairing your installation. With these troubleshooting steps, you should be able to resolve the issue and get back to using Outlook as normal.



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Created on Feb 24th 2023 11:54. Viewed 141 times.

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