Instant Search not finding messages - Outlook 2007

Instant Search is not finding items

Applies to: Microsoft Office Outlook 2007

If searches in Microsoft Office Outlook 2007 don't locate the items you're looking for, the most common reason is that the indexing of your Outlook data files is incomplete. Also, if you or your organization are using encryption for message security, this can prevent some of your e-mail messages from being found during a search.

Instant Search is enabled, but when you search for items in Outlook, no search results appear, or the ones that do appear don't match your search criteria.

For the complete listing of steps, follow this jump to Microsoft Outlook Help.