Martin Koenig

Hi All

I've archived and split up my PST over the years to keep the files "smaller". I've read that the PST files I would like to be picked up by Windows Desktop Search have to be listed in my profile and therefore show up in the Outlook File List which is my favorite choice to work.

The File list grows bottom less and shifts the "View Filter Options" out of immediate reach.

Is there any way to have the PST Files indexed by Windows Desktop Search without having them lined up in my profile If not do you plan to add that feature

Regards
Martin


Re: Windows Desktop Search Development Multiple PST Files

Eric Wolz - MSFT

We will index PSTs if they are loaded into any profile and not just the default one. So, you can create another Outlook profile and add all your other PSTs to it. Start Outlook and select that profile and let it index the emails. When that is finished, you can go back to your default profiles and your emails in the other PST will still remain in the index.

There is no current plans to index email outside a profile because this is a requirement of the MAPI component which we use for Outlook email indexing.






Re: Windows Desktop Search Development Multiple PST Files

Chris Theorin

This is very cool, if it works. I have an "archive" profile now with 4 older PST files. I boot that Outlook profile, and rebuild the WDS index, and WDS says that it has indexed about ~120K items (sounds good). Then I switch my standard profile (current OST (offline folder) and current archive PST) back to the default profile and it's ~30K items get indexed, but after leaving WDS running (overnight I did) with that default Outlook profile open, it brought the indexed items back down to "just" the ~30K items (i.e. removing the e-mails from the 4 PST files not in the current/default Outlook profile).

Is there a link somewhere with more information on WDS and multiple Outlook profiles... because my e-mails from the not-currently-open Outlook profile seem to be removed from the index.




Re: Windows Desktop Search Development Multiple PST Files

Eric Wolz - MSFT

What Outlook version are you running




Re: Windows Desktop Search Development Multiple PST Files

Chris Theorin

Microsoft(R) Office Outlook(R) 2007 (12.0.6014.5000) MSO (12.0.6017.5000)
Part of Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2007




Re: Windows Desktop Search Development Multiple PST Files

Chris Theorin

I never saw another response... but this appears to have cleared itself up after I rebuilt the WDS index(es) from scratch again... don't think I did anything differently besides unchecked 'Always use this profile' in Mail > Properties. This means I have an extra 'Enter' each time I open Outlook, but I don't want to risk breaking it.