How to Fix Outlook 2016 Search Issue?

admin | October 16th, 2017 | Microsoft Outlook

Manual Procedure to Fix Outlook  Search Problems in versions 2016, 2013, 2010, 2007 

When the user updates its desktop-based email client to Outlook 2016 or gets the standard version of it with Office 365 subscription which you can install on your desktop or other devices. But many users have reported problems on the forums that they are unable to perform the search in Outlook 2016, it always gives the output as “No Result Found”. So I am going to describe the procedure to fix Outlook 2016 search issue.

The Possible reasons behind Outlook Search Problems are:-

1. Outlook Files Incomplete Indexing or Issue With Windows OS Indexing Service

2. Others Outlook Services interruption

3. PST/OST File Corruption

Outlook search is the most important features which help robustly to find desired results from multiple folders at the same time. If it gets malfunctioned then there is problems arise in locating the file in thousand email file. There is no need to worry because there is the solution available which rectify your problem magnificently.

The Solution to Fix Outlook 2016 Search Issue

1. Firstly You have to check whether Outlook Performs Indexing Option Efficiently or there is any issue with indexing process.

Steps to Check Indexing

1. Click on File button located in the navigation bar.

2. Select Search and then in search, select Indexing Options to modify it

Quick Navigation:-Click on File >> Search >> Indexing options >>Modify
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3. In Modify Option, If the MS Outlook is unchecked then ok or if it is checked then uncheck it and close the outlook for 5-10 Minutes. Ensure that no outlook process is running in the background using Task Manager.

 

2. Rebuild the Outlook Data again by following steps given below

When above method fails to rectify the issue then you have to rebuild your database again to fix Outlook 2016 search issue.

1. Click on File button located in the navigation bar.

2. Select Search and then in search, select Indexing Options to modify it
Quick Navigation:-Click on File >> Search >> Indexing options >>Modify

3. In Modify Option, click on Advance Option

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4. When You Click on advance option, new windows pane open in which you have to select the Rebuild database and then click on Ok two times.

 

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Quick Navigation :- Click on File >> Search >> Indexing options >> Modify >>Advance Option>>Rebuild>> OK >> Ok

 

Note: – Do not perform Search while index rebuilding process running & it will take time as per file size

 

3. When there are Corruption Issues In OST/PST File

The Outlook Unable to perform the search query, Corruption in the outlook data file may be the reason for this. To resolve the corruption issue you can use default inbuilt utility scanpst.exe or scanost.exe (in the case of Outlook connected to Exchange mail server). These utilities will be helpful in case of minor corruption in PST/OST file but if the level of corruption is high then you have to take help of Outlook PST File Repair Software or OST file recovery software. Using these tools you easily repair & recover your corrupt files and also fix Outlook 2016 search issue.