A year ago, all search functions in Outlook failed. That is, no matter what I searched for in my mail folders, calendar, or contacts, NO results are now shown. This, in spite of thousands of obvious matches.
I search using the common search bar in the upper right corner of Outlook windows.
It acts as though it is looking on Mars instead of my Outlook folders for matches, since in no case is ANY match ever found. It is seriously broken.
So far, I have:
- created a new Outlook profile from scratch,
- rebuilt my index (several times),
- played with the locations that need to be indexed.
I have run out of ideas. Whenever I search, it completes in mere seconds, in spite of the many pst files which are located on my C drive. Whenever I re-index, it runs too fast and the index rebuild completes too quickly if it were REALLY indexing my pst folders. I have my entire C drive selected to index, and with my mail archives, I have approximately 6 pst folders, all of which are defined and accessible to my Outlook. So, I think it is really NOT indexing my pst files.