Fix: Search Function not working in Outlook 2011


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.

  1. Click Spotlight.
  2. Make sure the Mail Messages is checked under the Search Results tab.
  3. Click the Privacy tab.
  4. Drag the folder or even an entire hard drive to the list.
  5. Remove the item.
  6. 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
spotlight
Drag the MUD from its place when I did a spotlight search of Microsoft User Data.
Solution 4: Spotlight search
spotlight search
Tried the Spotlight search again, and it doesn’t come up.
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