On my Windows 7 machine, when I search my mail folders in Outlook 2007, it won't search my archive folders even though I have "Search All Mail Items" checked. An internet search has only shown results stating that the archive folders need to be indexed in order for Outlook to search them.
But, I disabled indexing by turning off "Windows Search" service and then clicked "Rebuild" under Indexing Options | Advanced Options (which deletes the index but it can't be rebuilt because the service is off). This has allowed me to do file searches without having to worry about if the file I'm looking for has been indexed or not.
Is there some way to get Outlook to search my archives without indexing?