Outlook 2019 Search - No Results - Tried Privacy and mdutil

%3CLINGO-SUB%20id%3D%22lingo-sub-2166329%22%20slang%3D%22en-US%22%3EOutlook%202019%20Search%20-%20No%20Results%20-%20Tried%20Privacy%20and%20mdutil%3C%2FLINGO-SUB%3E%3CLINGO-BODY%20id%3D%22lingo-body-2166329%22%20slang%3D%22en-US%22%3E%3CP%3EAfter%20an%20Upgrade%20to%20the%20new%20Mac%20OS%20Big%20Sur%2011.2.1%2C%20%26nbsp%3BOutlook%20(16.47%20(21021804)%20was%20acting%20a%20bit%20odd.%20Searching%20only%20brought%20up%20old%20content%2C%20nothing%20new.%3C%2FP%3E%3CP%3E%26nbsp%3B%3C%2FP%3E%3CP%3EI%20added%20my%20Main%20profile%20to%20the%20Spotlight%20Privacy%2C%20rebooted%2C%20removed%20from%20Spotlight%20Privacy%2C%20rebooted.%20Nothing%20(yes%20I%20waited%20Days)%3C%2FP%3E%3CP%3E%26nbsp%3B%3C%2FP%3E%3CP%3EI%20did%20the%20full%20spotlight%20re-index%20via%3A%3C%2FP%3E%3CPRE%20class%3D%22lia-code-sample%20language-applescript%22%3E%3CCODE%3Esudo%20mdutil%20-i%20off%20%2F%0Asudo%20rm%20-rf%20%2F.Spotlight-V100%0Asudo%20rm%20-rf%20%2F.Spotlight-V200%0Asudo%20mdutil%20-i%20on%20%2F%0Asudo%20mdutil%20-E%20%2F%3C%2FCODE%3E%3C%2FPRE%3E%3CP%3EWaited%20a%20few%20days%2C%20and%20nothing%20still%20shows%20up%20in%20Outlook%20search.%20%26nbsp%3B%22No%20Results%22%20is%20all%20I%20ever%20get.%26nbsp%3B%3C%2FP%3E%3CP%3E%26nbsp%3B%3C%2FP%3E%3CP%3EI%20was%20going%20to%20create%20a%20new%20Profile%20today%2C%20I%20just%20hate%20doing%20that%20with%20a%2024GB%20Mailbox%20Profile.%3C%2FP%3E%3CP%3E%26nbsp%3B%3C%2FP%3E%3CP%3EAny%20other%20Suggestions%3F%3C%2FP%3E%3C%2FLINGO-BODY%3E%3CLINGO-LABS%20id%3D%22lingo-labs-2166329%22%20slang%3D%22en-US%22%3E%3CLINGO-LABEL%3EOutlook%20for%20Mac%3C%2FLINGO-LABEL%3E%3C%2FLINGO-LABS%3E
New Contributor

After an Upgrade to the new Mac OS Big Sur 11.2.1,  Outlook (16.47 (21021804) was acting a bit odd. Searching only brought up old content, nothing new.

 

I added my Main profile to the Spotlight Privacy, rebooted, removed from Spotlight Privacy, rebooted. Nothing (yes I waited Days)

 

I did the full spotlight re-index via:

sudo mdutil -i off /
sudo rm -rf /.Spotlight-V100
sudo rm -rf /.Spotlight-V200
sudo mdutil -i on /
sudo mdutil -E /

Waited a few days, and nothing still shows up in Outlook search.  "No Results" is all I ever get. 

 

I was going to create a new Profile today, I just hate doing that with a 24GB Mailbox Profile.

 

Any other Suggestions?

1 Reply
Same here, I did all that, and absolutely nothing.

It doesn't matter what I look for: flagged items, items with certain categories, or plain old messages from a certain person. It worked perfectly after I first installed Office 365 a few months ago and then magically, this month (March 2021), it stopped working. Completely. None of the actions (re-indexing, removing profile, etc, etc) change that.

I am considering moving back to Mac Mail, because this is unacceptable for ultimately a mail / database tool. What I find most frustrating is that this search problem in one or another form seems to exist for over a decade.

Microsoft: solve this ridiculous bug! I've wasted well over three hours on it