Windows 10: Windows Search fails to find any Outlook entries

  1. Posts : 9
    Windows 10 Professional 64-bit
       30 Mar 2016 #1

    Windows Search fails to find any Outlook entries

    In Windows 7, hitting the Windows key would bring up a search field, just as it does in Windows 10. Included in the search results would be matching entries from Microsoft Outlook 2010 (contacts, tasks, e-mail, etc. that contain the search string). Now in Windows 10 the search results do not include anything from Outlook. In order to find something in Outlook , I have to search for it from within Outlook.

    Looking at the Indexing Options, I see "Microsoft Office Outlook" listed among the included locations. I have deleted and rebuilt the index a couple of times, but still nothing from Outlook ever appears in Windows Search. Wondering if some indexing feature has been disabled, I went to the Control Panel and looked into "Turn Windows features on or off." Unlike in previous versions of the OS, I could find no option for turning on or off Windows Search or Indexing.

    Whenever I search for something in "My stuff", the results window displays this message: "These results may be incomplete, search is still indexing your stuff." Yet, when I pull up Indexing Options, it shows "Indexing complete." Is there something I have missed, or is Search seriously broken in Windows 10?
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  2. Berton's Avatar
    Posts : 5,396
    Win10 Home and Pro, Win10 Insider Preview, WinXP Home Premium, Linux Mint
       30 Mar 2016 #2

    On my Win10 computers pressing the Windows key by itself brings up the Start menu. Can't answer to most things but Cortana is involved in the change of Search, I haven't gotten comfortable with it yet. I usually Right-click the Start button/icon and choose Search or Run from the list depending upon what I want to do but Search may still bring up Cortana.
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