My Outlook 2013 Searches are super slow. I have an Outlook 2013 mailbox PST file size over 7GB. Well organized into folders.
Years ago I turned off "Windows Search" hooks into Outlook contents figuring it was slowing down my PC in general.
a) PST File properties, Advanced, unchecked --> [ ] Allow this file to have contents indexed in addition to the file
b) In Outlook File | Options | Search | Index Options , I removed Microsoft Outlook from the list of locations.
Q: Are searches from within Outlook either via the "Search Mailbox" or "Advanced Search" related to Windows Search in any way? Is there a way to just search for Outlook messages without getting the entire Windows OS involved with indexing.
How about 3rd party search alternatives? Just for Outlook 2013.