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Search indexing in Windows 10: FAQ - Microsoft Support
Learn how it works. What is indexing? Indexing is the process of looking at files, email messages, and other content on your PC and cataloging their information, such as the words and metadata in them. When you search your PC after indexing, it looks at an index of terms to find results faster.
Fix search issues by rebuilding your Instant Search catalog
The search catalog is a file where all of your Outlook and Microsoft Windows items (data files) are indexed. What is indexing? What data is indexed in Outlook? Rebuild your search catalog. When Instant Search can't find an item in Outlook, try resetting the indexing feature.
Applies To: Outlook for Microsoft 365, Outlook 2021, Outlook 2019, Outlook 2016, Outlook 2013
Windows Search and privacy - Microsoft Support
Windows Search and privacy - Microsoft Support. Privacy Windows 10 Windows 11 Microsoft account dashboard. Windows Search lets you search from your taskbar to find what you’re looking for, whether it’s on your device, in the cloud, or on the web. Windows Search can provide results for items from: Your device (including apps, settings, and files)
Applies To: Microsoft account dashboard
Search indexing in Windows 10: FAQ - Microsoft Support
Learn how it works. What is indexing? Indexing is the process of looking at files, email messages, and other content on your PC and cataloging their information, such as the words and metadata in them. When you search your PC after indexing, it looks at an index of terms to find results faster.
FIX: Error message when you query a 32-bit Index Server that is running ...
FIX: Error message when you query a 32-bit Index Server that is running Windows Server 2008, Windows Vista, or Windows Server 2003 in a 64-bit version of SQL Server through a linked server: "Row handle is invalid" - Microsoft Support.
Outlook search does not return results after upgrade to Windows 11
STATUS: WORKAROUND. Although this is expected behavior, it's disrupting until the search index is rebuilt. To confirm that the index rebuilding status, do the following: In Outlook, select the Search box. On the ribbon, select Search Tools, and then choose Indexing Status.
Applies To: Outlook for Microsoft 365, Outlook 2019, Outlook 2016
Windows Search is disabled by default in Windows Server 2016
Cause. By default, the Windows Search service is set to Disabled in Windows Server 2016. This is because indexing of the volumes can cause problems in certain scenarios, such as with Cluster Shared Volumes (CSV) and in running Remote Desktop Session Host (RDSH) with multiple simultaneous sessions. Resolution.
Outlook Search might not display recent emails on Windows 11
ISSUE. When you search in Outlook Desktop on Windows 11, you might not see the most recent email messages in the search results. If you check Windows Indexing Options in Control Panel, you’ll notice that the indexing might be running slow or might be paused. This problem affects mostly users who have POP, IMAP, and offline Exchange accounts.
Outlook Search not showing recent emails after Windows update KB5008212 ...
ISSUE. After you install Windows 10 update KB5008212, or upgrade to Windows 11, recent emails may not appear in search results. This issue mostly affects users with POP, IMAP, and offline Exchange accounts due to search using the local Windows Search service to index email.
Applies To: Outlook for Microsoft 365
Why is desktop search service unavailable - Microsoft Support
Press the Windows logo key+R to open the Run dialog box. Type Services.msc in the Run dialog box, and then click OK. In the Services window, scroll to find the Windows Search service, right-click it, and then click Properties. In Windows Search Properties, on the General tab, check that the Service status is Running, and if it's not, click Start.
Applies To: Outlook for Microsoft 365, Outlook 2021, Outlook 2019, Outlook 2016, Outlook 2013