Outlook 2007 Indexing

Posted on 2008-10-30
Last Modified: 2012-05-05
For the last 2-3 days when i do a search in the bar above the messages it searches and then says "outlook is still indexing files". It has done this before but not for this long, what can be done to speed up the indexing or what is the issue?
Question by:rattleme
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Expert Comment

ID: 22842865
Hello rattleme,

Do you have Outlook 2007 on Vista?

You can disable indexing in Vista.  Scroll down to the subtopic Disabling Vista

Hope this helps!

Author Comment

ID: 22842998
No, I'm on WinXP Pro SP3
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Expert Comment

ID: 22843044
Do you have Windows Desktop Search or Google Search?  What is indexing?

You can start the indexing again, or stop the indexing through the respective program.
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Author Comment

ID: 22843580
I am in Outlook 2007 and that is what is doing the indexing
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Expert Comment

ID: 22843859
Oultook 2007 uses Windows Desktop Search to do indexing.  Disable the indexing or restart it.

Author Comment

ID: 22936952
how do you do that?
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ID: 22936998
Here is how to start indexing on Windows Desktop Search

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