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Windows search error "Search cannot return results for this view" in the People Pane
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In the Outlook 2013 People Pane, the Microsoft Outlook Social Connector feature does not display information about your contact, such as activities, meetings, status updates, email messages, or meetings. Instead, the following text is displayed:
Additionally, a warning bar displays the following notices in the People Pane:
If the People Pane is minimized, the following notification is displayed:
Note In this configuration, you receive one of the following error messages when you try to perform a search in Outlook:
This problem occurs because the Outlook Social Connector feature depends on the Windows Search service to provide information in the People Pane. However, the Windows Search functionality is not available in either of the following scenarios:
If you want to use this feature in the Outlook Social Connector, please use one of the following solutions, depending on the source of the problem.
You started Outlook by using the "Run as Administrator" commandIn this scenario, exit Outlook 2013, and then start Outlook 2013, but do not use the Run as Administrator command. To do this, follow these steps:
You do not have the required Windows Search components installedWindows 7
If you are running Windows 7, and the Windows Search component is not installed, please follow these steps to add this feature to your Windows installation.
Disable the notification messagesIf you do not want to install the necessary Windows Search components, and you want to disable these alerts, you must modify the Windows registry.
Important This section, method, or task contains steps that tell you how to modify the registry. However, serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly. Therefore, make sure that you follow these steps carefully. For added protection, back up the registry before you modify it. Then, you can restore the registry if a problem occurs. For more information about how to back up and restore the registry, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/322756/ )How to back up and restore the registry in Windows
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