How to rebuild your search index in Microsoft Outlook (which helps if searching in Outlook is incomplete or out of date)


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


Click the Advanced button


Click the Rebuild button


It will now display the following status message

Click OK


Note: This can take a few hours


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