Outlook 2007 search on Windows 11 fails by returning no results

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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.


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Thank you for this. It works!


Thanks! Your approach (posted Oct 02, 2022) was all I needed to do - deselect the Personal Folders from indexing within the Outlook *app* search options & restart Outlook.

I didn't need to remove "Microsoft Office Outlook" from the Control Panel Indexing Options. Not sure if the Control Panel indexing is still used for Outlook app searches, but the search results are FAST!

Happy for you.... what a pain that was... was win 11 really worth it.