Outlook cannot perform your search


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Erik Carlson

I am continuously getting this error of "Outlook cannot perform your search"
whenever I search through my email looking for something.

When I first installed MS Office 2007 Beta it was working find. Then I
started to get crashes left and right to the point I had to re-install
Microsoft Office over 4 times now.

Even after all the re-installs I still can't get it to work. I have
installed 2007 Beta on another PC and transferred the .PST file and the
search option works fine on that PC but not this one I'm on now.

If anyone has any suggestion, please let me know. I can't find any place on
Microsoft’s website that supports 2007 Beta. There isn't even an option
under Outlook > Help > Contact US to find information to support MS Outlook
2007 Beta.
 
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neo [mvp outlook]

Did you try rebuilding the desktop search 3.0 indexes?
 
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Erik Carlson

No, I have never heard of that or know how to do it. I'll do a search to see
how it's done. When I type this error in Microsoft's website or any searh
engine, nobody had a suggestion on how to fix it. So this would be the first
idea that I have seen to even try.
 
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Erik Carlson

I installed the program. It seemed to fix the problem, but my question is
why? If it work before I installed this program previously, why is it
working now and why does it need it.

Thanks for yourhelp and time. I'm happy to see that people read and reply
to these forums.

Also,
 
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Erik Carlson

Also, does anyone know why when you highlight emails in the inbox and move
them to another folder, it only moves one. If you try to move the other
emails nothing happens but when you go out of the inbox and back in, those
emails are moved.

I've noticed this being a big problem in 2007 Beta. I was hoping someone
had an answer to that. Another example is when I do a search and get all the
emails I want, if I highlight them all and drag them to a folder, but none of
them move. But If I re-did the same search, all those emails would be gone
and put into the folder that I wanted them in. It's really weird, but I have
only noticed it in the 2007 Beta version of Outlook.

I've also found that once in a while, when I do highlight a bunch of emails
and transfer them to another folder, somtimes they all transfer at that time.
But the next time I do again, it doesn't work. Very frustrating some days.

Thanks again.
 
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neo [mvp outlook]

For your last post, welcome to the wonderful world of using a BETA product.
During this stage weird crap always happens and this is why it is
recommended not to use it in a production environment.

As for search, Outlook 2007 is now tied to desktop search 3.0. I couldn't
tell you how to address because you didn't mention if you where running a
beta copy of Vista, desktop search 3.0 beta for windows xp, or the finalized
copy of desktop search 3.0 for xp. Just know that when search gets wiggy,
its usually because the indexes in the search app are wiggy.

As for the why, desktop search apps are becoming mainstream because of
information overload. Most want a single interface that brings up all
related items regardless of where it might be (word, excel, access, outlook
messages/attachments, pdf, .etc) and have it be lightning fast. These
search applications are the first generation attempt to help us find it
quickly.
 
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Ann Yearsley

neo said:
For your last post, welcome to the wonderful world of using a BETA product.
During this stage weird crap always happens and this is why it is
recommended not to use it in a production environment.

As for search, Outlook 2007 is now tied to desktop search 3.0. I couldn't
tell you how to address because you didn't mention if you where running a
beta copy of Vista, desktop search 3.0 beta for windows xp, or the finalized
copy of desktop search 3.0 for xp. Just know that when search gets wiggy,
its usually because the indexes in the search app are wiggy.

As for the why, desktop search apps are becoming mainstream because of
information overload. Most want a single interface that brings up all
related items regardless of where it might be (word, excel, access, outlook
messages/attachments, pdf, .etc) and have it be lightning fast. These
search applications are the first generation attempt to help us find it
quickly.
 
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Ann Yearsley

So how do we rebuild the desktop search 3.0 indexes if we aren't running Vista?
 
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neo [mvp outlook]

I don't have it installed on this machine, but try Desktop Search Options
and selecting Rebuild Index.
 
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johnson123456smith

If you are getting error message when you use find feature that "outlook cannot perform your search" then you can fix this error by following steps-
i) Go to Run by clicking on Start and Run, you can also press Windows key + R to open the Run
ii) Write the command outlook/cleanfinders in the search box and press enter
Now restart the system and use find features. this error will not appear becaue when you run this command it clear the previous saved search. Fore more info visit:
http://www.fixoutlookerror.com
 

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