Mikymoto

Hi, I have search everywhere for a solution and still I do not seem to find a solution.

Outlook is not finding any emails (instant search). I think it is not really indexing anything.

Vista search works perfect (seems like it). The index says it is done (outlook is included on it)

As I receive emails, the list of pending items to index just grows and grows. I am using pop accounts not exchange. (I already checked the instant search options, the indexing thorugh control panel).

Any ideas. I spent the last two weeks searching for a solution, and I have read and follow the suggested solutions from microsoft, but still is not really finding anything..

so frustrated!.

Thanks for reading this, and I hope somebody can help me out!

Oscar



Re: Windows Desktop Search Help PARTIAL SOLUTION

thatonedude

I've actually been facing the exact same issue since the middle of January. I posted a message in the Microsoft Outlook General Questions Newsgroup but I've yet to receive a response. Environment is the same, Vista (Business) with Outlook 2007 - desktop search seems to be finding everything but e-mails and the list of pending items to index in Outlook continues to grow.

Very troubling. Anyone else encountering this issue





Re: Windows Desktop Search Help PARTIAL SOLUTION

B_i_g_D

I am having the same problem. When I check the indexing status it says that everything is indexed. I am also using Vista Business along with Outlook 2007. I am glad I am not the only one with this issue. I wonder if it has anything to with the fact that I imported my email messages in when I upgraded to Vista. I hope they find a solution.





Re: Windows Desktop Search Help PARTIAL SOLUTION

iamjoe

Right click on the start button and go to properties.

Click on the cutomize button.

Make sure all the search types are checked.

  • Search
  • Search communications
  • Search Favorites and History
  • Search this Users files
  • Search all programs

Now you will be able to search all the files you indexed.





Re: Windows Desktop Search Help PARTIAL SOLUTION

David Peng - MSFT

Make sure that you have your Outlook shows up in indexed location of Indexing Options and all the folder you want is selected.

You can also try to reset your search by going to the advanced options and hit rebuild. You may also want to try doing an office repair and/or reinstall to see if any of these would take care of the problem.





Re: Windows Desktop Search Help PARTIAL SOLUTION

thatonedude

I know that, personally, I've tried re-building the index, repairing MS Office, and customizing what exactly is searched but nothing has worked thus far. I have NOT tried re-installing Office yet. Anyone else

(iamjoe - searching of communications isn't working in both the Vista start menu OR in Outlook. In fact, I'm not sure about the others who have complained about this, but I can't even do an Advanced Search in Outlook - I thought that was supposed to be a separate type of search - non-instant.)





Re: Windows Desktop Search Help PARTIAL SOLUTION

B_i_g_D

I cannot do any advanced searches either. I also checked to make sure all was selected and it still won't do any searches. I have tried to rebuild the index. It is strange, on my laptop which also has the same software installed it works just fine. The only thing different is that on the machine that the searches won't work I upgraded and did not install fresh and that I imported my old email. Did anyone else import or upgrade





Re: Windows Desktop Search Help PARTIAL SOLUTION

thatonedude

I actually did a clean install of Vista Business just before the new year immediately followed by a clean install of Office '07 Professional. I did, however, copy over my .PST from a backup.



Re: Windows Desktop Search Help PARTIAL SOLUTION

B_i_g_D

That is what I did with my .pst file as well. Maybe that is the cause of this, but why is Outlook not indexing the new stuff coming in I made some changes in my search option and am now rebuilding my index again to see if those changes did anything. I will post my results.



Re: Windows Desktop Search Help PARTIAL SOLUTION

Eric Wolz - MSFT

Look for a program somewhere under "c:\program files" (different versions of office install in different locations) called scanpst.exe and use that to see if there is any corruption in the PST file.




Re: Windows Desktop Search Help PARTIAL SOLUTION

B_i_g_D

Eric you are the man! Outlook is now reindexing all my emails and the instant search is working. Yesterday I repaired Office and then tried reindexing and that didn't work. Your solution took about 20 minutes and is working like a champ. There were some errors when I ran scanpst.exe, I backed up my .pst file and let it repair the errors. The scanost.exe was not compatible. Nonetheless everything works fine. Now if I could only get the Windows Mobile Device Center to work. Anyone having any issues with that



Re: Windows Desktop Search Help PARTIAL SOLUTION

Henrik A. Jensen

I fixed the problem chosing "Properites" for the pst files, then advanced, and then clicking "Index this file for faster search".

Henrik






Re: Windows Desktop Search Help PARTIAL SOLUTION

Jan Bosch

Hi,

I'm running Vista Ultimate (Version 6.0 Build 6000) and Outlook 2007 (Part of Office Enterprise 2007 12.0.4518.1014) Both Vista and Office are clean installation. It is an Exchange 2007 Mailbox.

Indexing is not working, tried to reinstall Outlook and rebuild the index, but nothing helps.

When I turn of the chached mode option search indexing is working fine, but I want to use it off-line as well. So when I use chached mode in outlook 2007 don't give me any results. The maibox in checked uner Search options in outlook, en I can see that a lot of files are indexed. But in outlook not any result.

Do I have to reinstall Vista *** wel Please help!!

Rgd, Jan Bosch





Re: Windows Desktop Search Help PARTIAL SOLUTION

Mikymoto

OK, thanks to everybody that tried to help me! . I am still dealing with the same issue, and as many of you describe I am doing pretty much the same things (reinstalling office, etc.. etc..). Honestly, I am a little bit sick of Vista and Office 2007.. but I already bought it so.. :-).

Any way, I am trying Erik suggestions now.. we'll see.. Thanks!





Re: Windows Desktop Search Help PARTIAL SOLUTION

James Shank

I am having the same problem, I turned up this KB article: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/927676. Basically run fixmapi.exe, reboot, rebuild index. It looks very promising, Outlook has acknowledged that it needs to index files. Trying it now myself.