Sep 20 2021 06:17 PM
Sep 20 2021 06:17 PM
Since I upgraded to windows 11, Outlook no longer can search for text in messages.
This was working on Windows 10 and Windows 8/7.
This issue is causing me a headache, I had this issue when upgraded to Windows 10 but was able to fix it searching on the net.
I have tried everything Microsoft support pages suggested, and many others, but with no resolution.
Thank you for any help to resolve the problem.
Sep 24 2021 02:08 AM
I've got the exact same problem, and for me its a deal breaker for using windows 11. I've tried every fix I can find on the net, and nothing works. I'm off back to Windows 10 @beker
Sep 24 2021 05:04 PMSolution
Hi, I finally fixed the problem on Windows 11 by simply going to:
Control Panel->Indexing Options->Modify->Unchecked "Microsoft Office Outlook"
Save everything and restart the Outlook.
Now I can search my mail box.
I thought keeping outlook checked is the right thing to do.
But Microsoft interface and docs, sometimes are not intuitive.
Hope this helps.
Sep 25 2021 09:45 AM
Thanks for that, very useful. Why turning off search indexing actually makes the search work is a mystery to me! You've just saved my sanity.
Sep 26 2021 06:48 AM
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Dec 14 2021 04:19 PM
Jan 06 2022 12:12 PM
I am also having this same issue as i am using outlook 365 and when i upgraded to windows 11, i am not able to search. Thus, i tried going to:
Control Panel->Indexing Options->Modify->Unchecked "Microsoft Office Outlook" , but unfortunately after following the above steps when i click in to search tab, all search options are greyed out and i am not able to search by any option. Moreover, when i write something in a search box, it says "something went wrong, and your search couldn't be completed.
If possible, kindly help me on this issue as it has completely spoiled my work after upgrading to windows 11 !
Thanks & kind regards,
Jan 25 2022 11:53 AM
I gave up, beside the Outlook search not working, I found more issues with Win 11. Now I see that you can not Drag and Drop to Task Bar. Its beginning to look like MS upgrade actually means downgrade / loosing options. I am returning this PC to see if I can still find a PC with Win 10. Or maybe I move to MAC
Feb 27 2022 09:55 AM
Mar 30 2022 04:19 PM
thanks for your information.
I have tried you suggestion which is fine. I have logged out of Outlook 2007 and then logged out of windows/restarted the computer and also did a cold restart, but the same problem persisted but when i looked the the indexing option again , the outlook box was checked - like it gets checked when i restart windows. Am i missing somehting when I go through what you've suggested? I think I have addressed all the options - there weren't many.
Thanks for any advice
Mar 30 2022 05:04 PM
@Orlando418I had the exact same problem, where the check box reappeared. Unfortunately I can't remember how I finally got the unchecked to stick. I do remeber there being two places where you could turn off indexing, one in control panel as described by beker, the other in Outlook itself, under tools/options/preferences/search options. Give that a try to see if it resolves it.
Mar 31 2022 03:31 PM
@Paul_GBThanks fro responding so promptly to my message
Fantastic !! yes that worked.
I unchecked the boxes in indexing options in Control panel and as you suggested also in Outlook's options . Restarted everything and the search feature now functions. This was causing problems since the upgrade as I'm running a business where a lot of emails come in and don;t always get categorised.
THanks again to you and Beker.
Mar 31 2022 06:43 PM
The fix is out - check for updates -
Mar 31 2022 07:10 PM