Resolving Outlook Indexing Problems


Indexing is a method in which an index of most of the files from a computer is maintained in order to help improve search results and performance. Performing in-depth searching for a particular file can consume enormous amount of time considering some factors such as the size of the specified directories, hard drive’s speed, other active programs, etc. amongst others.

In Microsoft Office Outlook program, the indexing process forms a small database that allows you to search for specific emails or any other specific contents, instead of searching the entire PST file which contains all Outlook data. The process in Outlook takes all the characters out every email and forms a list of those words called the index, with a pointer pointing each word back to the mail that holds it. The index is maintained well sorted, and hence can be searched for any particular word very quickly when compared to having to search it through each individual email from the folder.

Resolving indexing issues in Microsoft Outlook can be an awful experience:

Trying to fix indexing issues in Microsoft Office Outlook can be an awful experience. Consider this real – time situation as an example:

“All information regarding our work and emails from our clients are maintained in Outlook folders. We store it for future reference and as a safety measure. My work Outlook account has as many as ten thousand Inbox and Sent Items contents. I recently went to my Inbox folder in my Microsoft Outlook 2007 to fetch some emails concerning one of my old clients. Obviously, I entered a term to search for that particular member’s emails. A note was put up by Outlook stating that it is unable to find any items. Whenever I try to search for anything, Outlook would give the same error note. So, I tried rebuilding the Index options following the instructions in Microsoft community. The Outlook search was somehow back to normal but it lasted only for two days before getting the same problem. What could be the reason behind this? Is there a better way of resolving this issue permanently?”

Diagnosing the Outlook indexing problem:

May professional users have enormously large mailboxes, and thus, rely heavily on Microsoft Outlook’s search feature in order to sort through emails. While the Outlook’s search feature is generally quite reliable, it can sometimes break down very easily. Your job is to make sure that this does not become an obstacle by bringing the user productivity to a halt, by quickly diagnosing and fixing Outlook indexing issues. Sometimes the Outlook PST file will won't be accessible, causimg Outlook to return errors such as Microsoft Outlook PST file not found. Follow the link to know how to fix such issues.

Microsoft Outlook’s search feature is based entirely on search indexing and if the Index get corrupted or damaged in any way, the search feature will not function. You will have to diagnose and permanently repair Outlook indexing errors with the help of an adequate and reliable Outlook repair tool such as Remo Repair PST. Here are some glimpses of what this application is capable of doing in order to fix various types of errors in Microsoft Office Outlook.

Fixing Outlook indexing issues – Using Remo Repair PST:

Remo Repair PST is like a last resort for fixing Microsoft Outlook indexing errors and all other types of Outlook related problems. The Remo Outlook repair tool 2016 is engineered to diagnose for any corruptions and errors in Outlook PST folders and quickly resolve them with total effectiveness. In addition to this, you can also fix corrupted Outlook 2010 PST file that fails to open even after repairing by inbuilt Inbox Repair tool Scanpst.exe. All you have to do is, download the software and install it on your Windows running computer and follow the below mention steps.

 
 

Steps to resolve Outlook indexing issues using Remo Repair PST:

Step 1: : Install and run Remo Repair PST on your Windows computer and browse for the corrupted PST file from main screen and hit "Next".

Repair Outlook Indexing - Main Screen

Figure 1: Main Screen

Step 2: Select appropriate repair option and proceed with the PST repair process.

Repairing Outlook Indexing Issues - Select Action

Figure 2: Select Option

Step 3: Select the drive where you wish to store the repaired PST file and click on “Next” to begin scanning process.

Fixing Outlook Indexing Issues- Select Destination

Figure 3: Select Drive

Step 4: Once scanning process is finished, you can view the repaired PST files along with other contents.

Outlook Indexing Fix - Preview

Figure 4: Preview Window