rebuilding the Outlook search index

Outlook searches have come a long way.  In the bad old days they took forever and then didn’t find anything.  Not so anymore… usually.  With indexed searches the results are fast and accurate. Assuming of course that your indexing is working properly.  If not you can rebuild the index. Here’s how:

  1. Launch Outlook 2016
  2. Click File
  3. Click Options
  4. In the Search section click on Indexing Options
  5. Click Advanced – you will need admin creds here
  6. Click rebuild
  7. Wait
  8. Wait
  9. Once the indexing finishes your search will be back!

Note – there are lots of other “goodies” in the Advanced section so please feel free and poke around

Happy hunting!