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Search functionality in Outlook 2013 Desktop

swenger7
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We recently upgraded from Office 2010 Pro to Office 2013 Pro. One of my users mentioned an issue he discovered. When searching in outlook, the results only show if the phrase he is looking for is the beginning of a word, beginning of the email address or beginning of the domain, but not the middle. He is 100% sure that in his Outlook 2010 it would show the middle of the word as well.

For example if he is searching for the phrase "prat", the results will not show "operation" or iprat@domain.com

Any ideas if this is a feature in 2013 that was removed or some setting that I need to turn on.

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"Batchelor", Developer and EE Topic Advisor
Top Expert 2015
Commented:
Not correct. Outlook 2010 has the same behaviour, you need to type in the beginning of words to get hits. I assume that is based on requiring to have a starting point in the search index, which is not available if you leave out leading parts of keywords.
The only way to search for word fragments is by VBA code, reading in each and any message to parse for the search pattern. A very costly operation.

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Commented:
I will have to assume this is correct as I have no way to test otherwise
Qlemo"Batchelor", Developer and EE Topic Advisor
Top Expert 2015

Commented:
That you have no way to test my statement doesn't warrant a "B" grade. There is no way I could have answered better, and hence it is an "A".

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Commented:
Sorry. Didn't think the grade was that big of a deal. I can change it if the site allows me to.