Outlook does not search? See how to solve problem with the search bar

Outlook is a member of the suite of applications in the Microsoft Office suite, able to collect and import messages from different email accounts. However, there are cases where the Outlook search bar has errors or stops working, and may characterize update issues or the search indexing source. Check out this tutorial a step-by-step guide on how to fix the program's search tool.

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Outlook may have problems with the search bar; tutorial teaches how to solve

Outlook Internal Settings

Step 1. If the Outlook Search tool is not working, the indexing records may be unconfigured or disconnected. To check and correct, click the "File" tab of the webmail program in the upper right corner;

Click on the "File" tab to access the Outlook search settings

Step 2. The open menu will display information about the email accounts configured in the application. Select "Options" on the left side to open the Outlook settings;

Click "Options" in Outlook

Step 3. The open window displays several configuration options for webmail. Select "Search" and then choose "Indexing Options" to access the parameters of the software search tool;

In the open window, select "Search" and click "Indexing Options"

Step 4. A window called "Indexing Options" will open. Select the Outlook program from the list of applications displayed and hit the "Modify" button to access the configured indexing parameters.

Step 5. A window called "Locations Indexed" will open, displaying the locations where the search processes are performed. Make sure that the "Microsoft Outlook" checkbox is checked and confirm the setting under "Ok";

Indexed, "check the" Microsoft Outlook "checkbox and hit" Ok "

Step 6. If your Outlook search is still not working, you have to rebuild the search indexing process. To do this, in the "Indexing Options" window, select the "Advanced" option.

In the "Indexing Options" window, press "Advanced

Step 7. In the "Advanced Options" window, press the "Recreate" button to start the index restoration of the program's search system;

Under "Advanced Options, click" Recreate "

Step 8. Confirm the operation by clicking on "Ok" in the notification window that will appear and wait for the process of restoring the search indexes of Outlook;

Validate the operation by pressing "Ok" and wait for reconfiguration

Step 9. If the search tool remains inoperative, click on the "File" tab and select the "Office Account" option. If you see the "Account Error" option, click on "Correct me". If the problem persists, select "Office Update";

Under "File", select "Office Account" to check for errors

Step 10. Make sure your PC is connected to the Internet and force an Outlook update by selecting the "Update Now" option from the menu on the right;

Still under "Office Account", click "Update Options" and select "Update Now"

Outlook Updates and Repairs

Step 1. If the internal Outlook settings options have not solved the problem with the search system, you will need to repair the program or the Microsoft Office suite. Open the Windows Control Panel and select "Programs and Features" in the lower right corner;

Access the "Control Panel" and select "Programs and Features"

Step 2. Click the "Microsoft Office" checkbox, click "Change" at the top of the screen. You can also access this setting by right-clicking on "Microsoft Office" and then choosing "Change" from the menu that appears to access the suite's repair menu;

Right-click "Microsoft Office" and select "Change"

Step 3. A window with two Microsoft Office restore options will be displayed. Select "Quick Repair" to do a quick reconfiguration of the programs and correct errors by rearranging the search indexes in the original form. Start the operation by clicking "Repair";

Choose "Online Repair" and click "Repair"

Step 4. If Outlook Search is still defective, return to the Microsoft Office restore options and select "Online Repair." This option will initiate the correction of all the problems and disambiguation of the programs, downloading the original settings in the internet. Start the restore by pressing "Repair";

If the problem persists, press "Repair Online" and confirm "Repair"

Step 5. If the problem with the Outlook search feature continues, return to "Programs and Features" in the Control Panel, and then right-click "Microsoft Office." Then select "Uninstall";

If unsuccessful, go back to "Programs and Features", right-click "Microsoft Office" and select "Uninstall"

Step 6. Be sure to save all documents and quit all program operations in the Microsoft Office package before you confirm the uninstallation. Then, reinstall the suite to restore all the original applications registry settings;

Confirm the uninstallation and reinstall the Microsoft Office suite to restore the original registry of the programs

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