tech tip title II

Recently, we’ve been running into several computers that are having trouble with the search functionality of Outlook.  In most of these cases, the fix is quick and easy – you just have to rebuild the Windows index file. 

To do that:

  • Open the Control Panel, and go Indexing Options.
  • In the window that appears, click the Advanced button towards the bottom center of the window.
  • In the new window that appears, click the Rebuild button towards the center right of the screen.
  • Click OK to close both windows.  Depending on how many files and folders are on your computer, this operation could take several hours.