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Search in Outlook 2007 is broken [message #188535] Thu, 12 July 2007 12:42 Go to next message
Pete H  is currently offline Pete H
Messages: 1
Registered: July 2007
Junior Member
I was trying to search for an old archived email, but no matter what search
parameters I used I could not find it using Search or Advanced Find.

Example:
I want to find all mail containing 'PSPWare' but search finds none.
I search for 'PSP' and search finds a couple of entries, but none relevant.
I look manually through the archive folder and eventually find what I want.
The email does indeed contain the word 'PSPWare' several times within the
body but no matter how I search for it, Outlook never finds it.

Is it broken or is there something I have missed?
RE: Search in Outlook 2007 is broken [message #191284] Fri, 20 July 2007 05:00 Go to previous messageGo to next message
BigHair  is currently offline BigHair
Messages: 1
Registered: July 2007
Junior Member
I have exactly the same issue. The advanced search function in office 07
fails completely even though I know there are emails that contain the string
im searching for.

I wanted to use the desktop search as an alternative but that only works if
the archvied PST folder is open in outlook - despite having indexed it.

Why does this not work? its one of the first things 3 year olds are taught
when they are learning to program.

--
BigHair


"Pete H" wrote:

> I was trying to search for an old archived email, but no matter what search
> parameters I used I could not find it using Search or Advanced Find.
>
> Example:
> I want to find all mail containing 'PSPWare' but search finds none.
> I search for 'PSP' and search finds a couple of entries, but none relevant.
> I look manually through the archive folder and eventually find what I want.
> The email does indeed contain the word 'PSPWare' several times within the
> body but no matter how I search for it, Outlook never finds it.
>
> Is it broken or is there something I have missed?



RE: Search in Outlook 2007 Fails [message #200190] Fri, 17 August 2007 00:38 Go to previous messageGo to next message
rocky  is currently offline rocky
Messages: 11
Registered: October 2006
Junior Member
I have the same issue. I have tried several things. with no success. Any help
would be appreciated.

"BigHair" wrote:

> I have exactly the same issue. The advanced search function in office 07
> fails completely even though I know there are emails that contain the string
> im searching for.
>
> I wanted to use the desktop search as an alternative but that only works if
> the archvied PST folder is open in outlook - despite having indexed it.
>
> Why does this not work? its one of the first things 3 year olds are taught
> when they are learning to program.
>
> --
> BigHair
>
>
> "Pete H" wrote:
>
> > I was trying to search for an old archived email, but no matter what search
> > parameters I used I could not find it using Search or Advanced Find.
> >
> > Example:
> > I want to find all mail containing 'PSPWare' but search finds none.
> > I search for 'PSP' and search finds a couple of entries, but none relevant.
> > I look manually through the archive folder and eventually find what I want.
> > The email does indeed contain the word 'PSPWare' several times within the
> > body but no matter how I search for it, Outlook never finds it.
> >
> > Is it broken or is there something I have missed?
RE: Search in Outlook 2007 Fails [message #213388] Thu, 06 September 2007 12:08 Go to previous messageGo to next message
August  is currently offline August
Messages: 3
Registered: September 2007
Junior Member
I think i am seeing the same thing, specifically - searching any outlook.PST
file (created using Outlook 2003 or earlier) using Outlook 2007
12.0.4518.1014 - it cannot find anything (even items that i know exist). I
suspect its related to windows desktop search tool that autoinstalled
recently, because it worked before and does not now. I am researching.



"Rocky" wrote:

> I have the same issue. I have tried several things. with no success. Any help
> would be appreciated.
>
> "BigHair" wrote:
>
> > I have exactly the same issue. The advanced search function in office 07
> > fails completely even though I know there are emails that contain the string
> > im searching for.
> >
> > I wanted to use the desktop search as an alternative but that only works if
> > the archvied PST folder is open in outlook - despite having indexed it.
> >
> > Why does this not work? its one of the first things 3 year olds are taught
> > when they are learning to program.
> >
> > --
> > BigHair
> >
> >
> > "Pete H" wrote:
> >
> > > I was trying to search for an old archived email, but no matter what search
> > > parameters I used I could not find it using Search or Advanced Find.
> > >
> > > Example:
> > > I want to find all mail containing 'PSPWare' but search finds none.
> > > I search for 'PSP' and search finds a couple of entries, but none relevant.
> > > I look manually through the archive folder and eventually find what I want.
> > > The email does indeed contain the word 'PSPWare' several times within the
> > > body but no matter how I search for it, Outlook never finds it.
> > >
> > > Is it broken or is there something I have missed?
RE: Search in Outlook 2007 Fails [message #213884] Fri, 07 September 2007 21:52 Go to previous message
rocky  is currently offline rocky
Messages: 11
Registered: October 2006
Junior Member
If you get an answer let me know. I am the administrator for this PC and have
several people using this PC and discovered by acident that if I have the
User account Control turned off it works. I can't leave it like that because
of all users. It is a work around.

"August" wrote:

> I think i am seeing the same thing, specifically - searching any outlook.PST
> file (created using Outlook 2003 or earlier) using Outlook 2007
> 12.0.4518.1014 - it cannot find anything (even items that i know exist). I
> suspect its related to windows desktop search tool that autoinstalled
> recently, because it worked before and does not now. I am researching.
>
>
>
> "Rocky" wrote:
>
> > I have the same issue. I have tried several things. with no success. Any help
> > would be appreciated.
> >
> > "BigHair" wrote:
> >
> > > I have exactly the same issue. The advanced search function in office 07
> > > fails completely even though I know there are emails that contain the string
> > > im searching for.
> > >
> > > I wanted to use the desktop search as an alternative but that only works if
> > > the archvied PST folder is open in outlook - despite having indexed it.
> > >
> > > Why does this not work? its one of the first things 3 year olds are taught
> > > when they are learning to program.
> > >
> > > --
> > > BigHair
> > >
> > >
> > > "Pete H" wrote:
> > >
> > > > I was trying to search for an old archived email, but no matter what search
> > > > parameters I used I could not find it using Search or Advanced Find.
> > > >
> > > > Example:
> > > > I want to find all mail containing 'PSPWare' but search finds none.
> > > > I search for 'PSP' and search finds a couple of entries, but none relevant.
> > > > I look manually through the archive folder and eventually find what I want.
> > > > The email does indeed contain the word 'PSPWare' several times within the
> > > > body but no matter how I search for it, Outlook never finds it.
> > > >
> > > > Is it broken or is there something I have missed?
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