Steve Testardi

I'm running XP Pro SP2 and Outlook 2003 SP2. I just migrated from WDS 2.06 (which worked fine) to WDS 3.0.1, and I'm having exactly the same problem as Brian Pellerin described in http://forums.microsoft.com/msdn/showpost.aspx postid=1509766&SiteID=1. My .pst files are in My Documents, they are mounted into Outlook and Outlook is running. But Microsoft Outlook is not listed as an included location in the Indexing Options Control Panel, and my .pst files are not being indexed.

Anyone have any tips on what to do to get this to work

Also, by default what folders will WDS 3.01 index My install selected far more than My Documents -- it selected multiple folders (including Contacts, Desktop, My Documents, Nokia, Phone Browser, and a few more) in each user directory under Documents and Settings except Default User. Is this normal

Thanks.

Steve



Re: Windows Desktop Search Help Windows Desktop Search 3.01 Does Not Index Outlook 2003 .pst Files

Anonymous352

I also have the same problem except that my .pst files are in my Documents and Settings/<user>/local settings/application data/microsoft/outlook folder.

I am not using exchange server (I am using pop3)
so no need for cache mode
and outlook 2003 on Windows XP SP2. All I want to do is index my two .pst files and be able to search them but it seems impossible. One thing to note however is that the search options show "outlook express" and not outlook. So I am guessing that somehow I need to change that to outlook but there is no "add" button.

Could someone point out whether I should have Outlook 2003 or the folder where the .pst are stored in in the search options And the .pst's are both mounted in outlook.

Thanks,
A





Re: Windows Desktop Search Help Windows Desktop Search 3.01 Does Not Index Outlook 2003 .pst Files

Todd at HCA

I just installed WDS.

It first appeared that that Outlook was not an available choice when I view the Windows Desktop Search Options.

Even thought Outlook was running, it did not show up as being indexed.

When I closed Outlook and then re-ran Outlook, it showed up as an indexed location under WDS Indexing Options.

Hope that helps.





Re: Windows Desktop Search Help Windows Desktop Search 3.01 Does Not Index Outlook 2003 .pst Files

Eric Wolz - MSFT

Yes, this is correct. Outlook will register itself with WDS only when the application is started.




Re: Windows Desktop Search Help Windows Desktop Search 3.01 Does Not Index Outlook 2003 .pst Files

Steve Testardi

Thanks, Eric.

By default what folders will WDS 3.01 index My install selected far more than My Documents -- it selected multiple folders (including Contacts, Desktop, My Documents, Nokia, Phone Browser, and a few more) in each user directory under Documents and Settings except Default User. Is this normal

Steve





Re: Windows Desktop Search Help Windows Desktop Search 3.01 Does Not Index Outlook 2003 .pst Files

rudiTheuns

I face the same problem, but I found a way around it.

For a strange reason the WDS does not index messages in a PST file that are in the root of the PST.

So I created a sub-folder in the PST and moved all data into this new subfolder.

The search is now working fine.

Rudi





Re: Windows Desktop Search Help Windows Desktop Search 3.01 Does Not Index Outlook 2003 .pst Files

Ari Polsky - MSFT

Yes, this is normal. The default is to index everything under your user profile directory, with the exception of certain specific ones that are known to only contain files you'd never want indexed, e.g. temp files. You can always change this by using the Indexing control panel applet.



Re: Windows Desktop Search Help Windows Desktop Search 3.01 Does Not Index Outlook 2003 .pst Files

dunkin007

yes restarting fixes the problem. you may also disable outlook express in indexing to make it faster (presumably).