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Hello,

My Outlook 2007 search works well in a specific folder. But it doesn't work for the "search all mail items" option. It never finds anything.

How can I fix this?

Gene Fox
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by:Christopher Martinez
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Are you using the "instant search"?
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by:Christopher Martinez
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Meant to add more to that, if you are do this Go to Control Panel -> Indexing Options -> Modify -> Click the mailbox that you are using. This will reindex the files. REboot outlook at that point and it may take awhile to index everything again, but hopefully this works.
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by:GeneFox56
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Hello Bahpoopie,

Yes, I'm using the "instant search".

Why would that help. All my emails are indexed fine, because if I search from within a specific folder, it will instantly find the right (asked for) emails. The search is working well - but only within one folder at a time.

If there is a reason to reindex, I'll do it.

Gene

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by:GeneFox56
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Hello ConUladh,

I'm using Windows 7 Pro.

Again, the instant search works wonderfully for one specific folder at a time. But won't work for the "in all items" option.

Gene
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ConUladh earned 1000 total points
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Few options here, some are quick checks, other require a bit of work:

http://www.msoutlook.info/question/47
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by:GeneFox56
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Thanks for the help.

I went to "Tools-> Options-> Search Options-> Index messages in these data files".

I had to options and they were both checked: "Outlook data file" and "Archive Folders".

I deselected "Archive Folders" and then restarted Outlook and It worked fine for the instant search with the "All Mail Items" option. So I reselected the "Archive Folders" and it continues to work fine.

I don't know what the problem was, but it seems to have fixed itself.

Thanks for you help.  Gene
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