How to rebuild your search index in Microsoft Outlook (which helps if searching in Outlook is incomplete or out of date)

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How to do it

Open the Control Panel

(A quick way to open the Control Panel in Microsoft Windows 8 or 10is to right-click on the Start button and select it from the power menu that pops up. For Windows 7 click Start > Setting > Control Panel)

Now access the Indexing Options

Control Panel > All Control Panel Items > Indexing Options

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Click the Advanced button

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Click the Rebuild button

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It will now display the following status message

Click OK

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Note: This can take a few hours

 

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