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pst file indexed or not?

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is the pst file indexed for fast search? is it possible to do so? thanks
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As a self contained data base I don't believe you can index it. It is very quickly searched from withing outlook.

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It somewhat depends on the platform. In Windows Vista or in Windows 7, you can most definitely include Outlook in the Windows search, allow it to be indexed and (now assuming the use of Windows 7) it is blisteringly fast. If you have Windows 7 and Outlook 2010, the Outlook options for Search tell you Windows is doing it all.

So I don't know if the PST file itself is indexed, but from a user perspective, in Outlook 2010 and Windows 7 it operates as it is indexed. I rarely ever search from within Outlook anymore. ... Thinkpads_User
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Check out www.x1.com since they have a pretty inexpensive desktop product that will index your Exchange mailbox as well as PST files in order to provide a very robust search system

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thanks for the clear help and pointers...
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>>I rarely ever search from within Outlook anymore

you search directly on the file from OS? do you have to give the path of the pst file?
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In Vista or in Windows 7, in Outlook 2007 or Outlook 2010 (I now use Windows 7 / Outlook 2010), you can type the search term in the search button (Start and enter text). You do not have to enter a path, but Outlook needs to be included in the Search index (Control Panel -> Indexing options). Works great and works fast.
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X1 has its own interface to do the searches from and it actually can index items on your local drives as well i.e. documents etc/  Full configurable and I think they have a 30 day trial so that you can check it out

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very good info- thanks.
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Thank you - I was pleased to assist. ... Thinkpads_User
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glad to be of assistance

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