Tuesday, May 8, 2007

No search results in Outlook 2007 on Windows Vista

I got no results (or limited result) returned when searching for e-mail items using Instant Search in Outlook 2007 on Windows Vista.

I tried the suggestions mentioned in the help but to no avail. Then I tried to run the Inbox Repair Tool SCANPST.EXE found on my machine in C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12

I run it on all PST files and there where errors found in all of the files.

I also run a rebuild of the index just to be sure and it seems like using the Inbox Repair Tool was the solution to the problem.

But the irritating thing is that after a few days the PST got corrupted again. Outlook should really be better at notifying when problems arise like this.


  1. Anonymous said...

    hmm.. i seem to have the same problem, but scanpst doesn't solve it for me.. Trying to rebuild index nog... But so far nog good...


    June 05, 2007

  2. This WORKED immediately.
    Found errors - repaired them
    Now no more data file repair needed when outlook 07 opens - and it is blisteringly FAST!!!


  3. another solution would be using a search tool like lookeen, in my opinion the best way to get what you are searching for.



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