Outlook Instant Search Returns Nothing
Posted on 2011-09-27
I'm having an issue within Outlook 2007 running in conjunction with our Exchange Server. More specifically the Instant Search feature. One of my fellow employees has a rather large inbox and finds a search function the easiest way of finding emails. According to this employee this feature has stopped returning anything, even emails blatantly within the inbox. I have tested this out with her a little bit and saw first hand Outlook freeze for a few minutes, and return nothing.
I tried to give Google a chance, but most results mention Indexing as a precursor. Either enabling Indexing, rebuilding Indexing, or resetting the Indexing. From looking at my 'Instant Search; Search Options' I show nothing listed under Index messages in these data files... in fact that entire section is greyed out. This makes me believe Indexing was never enabled for our environment, and is necessary in order for this Instant Search to work. Is this the case? If so, is there any other search options I can choose from within Outlook?