One of the Mac Users reported that suddenly Search function not working. Try the below suggestions to resolve the issue.
Solution 1: Re-indexed the entire hard drive
Re-indexed the entire hard drive and now the search is working in Outlook.
How to Re-indexed the Folders
From the Apple menu, choose System Preferences.
- Click Spotlight.
- Make sure the Mail Messages is checked under the Search Results tab.
- Click the Privacy tab.
- Drag the folder or even an entire hard drive to the list.
- Remove the item.
- The spotlight will re-index the contents of the item you initially dragged into the list.
The process of re-indexing takes several hours to get completed.
Solution 2: Restart the application
Restarting the application helped me. Restart the application after deleting prefs.
Solution 3: Drag the MUD
Drag the MUD from its place when I did a spotlight search of Microsoft User Data.
Solution 4: Spotlight search
Tried the Spotlight search again, and it doesn’t come up.
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