Indexing not updating outlook 2016

If you want Hyper-V, it’s simple to install from Control Panel | Programs then add a Windows feature. To see a little of what’s happening with Windows Search, go to Control Panel | Administrative Tools | Event Viewer.

For some reason, according to Microsoft, Hyper-V is installed and activated on these Lenovo laptops. Under Event Viewer (Local) | go to Windows Logs | Applications.

It covers the basics of Indexing in Outlook plus some details of Outlook specific indexing errors.

However the indexing problem that’s showing up in Outlook might not be caused by an Outlook problem.

From the bottom of Actions list (on right), choose Save Filter to Custom View.

Once that’s done Outlook should be able to search itself quickly.

Windows Search is the current name for the indexing service.

It came from a determined Office user who hammered at Microsoft Support until they came up with an answer. It was a Lenovo laptop, quite normal in all respects but the indexing refused to complete.

Months of trial and error plus countless emails to Microsoft Support before they recommended disabling Hyper-V.

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Hyper-V is the virtual machine service that comes with high end versions of Windows.

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