This should have fixed your Outlook 2016 search problems.There have been a few updates for Outlook 2016 released since we wrote this article.Microsoft Outlook Search not working is an issue that is common across all versions because all of them have the same base on how it functions, and that is the Outlook Search Index.
However, for those of you still having issues, readers have written some great suggestions in the comments below with further things to try if the above solutions aren’t working perfectly.
Here are 2 great ones: Pat suggests you check your computer’s sleep time: “Change the time-out/sleep-time on your computer to a large number such as 5 hours and it will rebuild the indexing files.
As I receive incoming emails into my inbox folder, I move them into the corresponding subfolders.
Now lets say I need to filter the results in my inbox folder.
It is quite easy in Outlook 2016 to check if your mailbox is being indexed.
To check what you’re indexing in Outlook 2016 just follow this specific path: This is where you can make sure that Outlook has been selected for indexing.
In Windows 10 it is : Click the Start menu and select Settings.
If I select a grouping of emails at the same time and move them to another folder (By either drag and drop, or right click move) They disappear from the inbox section and go to the target folder no problem.
Outlook search is arguably one of the most important tools on an email client.
When it stops working, it can seriously affect your ability to quickly navigate through your emails.
If the computer goes to sleep, it doesn’t complete the indexing.