How to Fix Outlook Indexing Issues?

 February 11, 2015      

These days Microsoft Outlook has become most popular application to send and receive emails among many corporate professionals because of its optimistic features. Outlook is basically a personal information manager which includes emails, calendar, journals, tasks, notes, etc. But when you have loaded with many Outlook files, your Windows system automatically indexes location of those Outlook files to make their search easy and fast. So, now the question arises like what is the term called indexing? It is a phenomenon in which location of mail items from Outlook will be saved for the purpose of instant search on Windows computer; this eliminates time consumed when finding particular Outlook item scanning through all the folders. In spite of various advantages in Outlook you may encounter an error message like “Cannot find ….Outlook file item” while searching certain mail items using instant search option in Outlook. This indicates there is a problem with Outlook indexing.

Reasons for index problems in Outlook:

  • If indexes in Windows are not formed properly, then your Outlook instant search will not work correctly
  • Outlook PST file damage is one of the main reason to cause problems in Outlook instant search/indexing
  • Incorrect Outlook configuration, virus infection, larger size of email, not closing Outlook application properly could result issues related to Outlook indexing

You can fix above issues using Inbox Repair software by Microsoft Outlook called Scanpst. However it may not help in resolving Outlook indexing issues completely. So, you are suggested to employ eminent PST repair software such as Yodot Outlook PST Repair to fix indexing issue.

Powerful utility to fix issues with respect to Outlook indexing:

Yodot Outlook PST Repair is an incredible fixing tool that can effortlessly resolve all damage issues which are responsible for indexing problems in Outlook. It can also restore deleted Outlook attributes like e-mails, calendar, tasks, notes, journals and other items during repair process of PST file. You can use this application to fix PST file showing CRC error, over-sized error, PST file header corruption and many other damage aspects on Outlook. It can fix PST as well as OST file issues from Outlook 2000, 2003, 2007, 2010 and 2013 versions. Besides, it is flexible to repair Outlook indexing issues on different versions of Windows operating system are like Windows 8.1, 8, 7, Vista, XP, Windows Server 2003 and 2008.

Simple procedure to resolve Outlook indexing issues:

To begin with repair process you need to download and install Yodot Outlook PST Repair tool on your Windows desktop. After installing, launch software as directions provided in main menu. Then, you will find three options as “Open PST File”, “Find PST File” and “Select Outlook Profile” on main screen. Now, you can choose “Open PST File”: if you know exact PST file location. Or click on “Find PST File” if you are not aware of proper location of PST file and click on “Select Outlook Profile” for selecting corrupt PST file from different Outlook profiles. After selecting damaged PST file, you can set the mode of scanning between “Normal Scan” and “Smart Scan” based on corruption severity. Then mention destination location to save fixed PST file at the end of scanning process and hit on “Repair” option to start the process. Let the tool to complete repair task and select destination location to save fixed PST file after completion. Finally you can view repaired PST file along with its contents.