Outlook 2013 search fails because indexing never completes
Posted on 2013-10-25
Every time I enter some text into the "Search Inbox" field above the list of messages, it displays a message "Search results might be incomplete because items are being indexed" and no actual results appear.
Then, when I click on the message I get a dialog showing me that over 100,000 items are remaining to be indexed. The actual number never changes even when I click on the message hours later.
I have tried to rebuild the index and even move it to a different folder but the indexing just never completes and the search function is totally useless.
How can I get the indexing to complete so I can actually search in Outlook?