Take the 2-minute tour ×
Super User is a question and answer site for computer enthusiasts and power users. It's 100% free, no registration required.

In Outlook 2010 on a computer running Windows 7 Professional, I can search for email messages in non-IMAP folders, but not those in my two IMAP folders (SENT and INBOX). However, this feature on Outllook 2010 works fine on my older laptop running Vista. I have tried reindexing a few times and it didn't help.

Any ideas how to get the search function working on my IMAP folders?

share|improve this question

1 Answer 1

I would guess this is an indexing issue - because you're using IMAP you should have an OST file (which is offline). It is possible it's not being indexed. To see:

  • On the Tools menu, point to Instant Search, and then click Search Options (Alternatively, click the arrow in the Instant Search pane, and then click Search Options on the menu).

  • Under Indexing, verify that the data files that you want to include in your search are selected in the Index messages in these data files list.

Also make sure indexing is complete (in the same location).

share|improve this answer

Your Answer

 
discard

By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.