Computer Security & Viruses/Strange Notice when Searching Outlook Calendar
QUESTION: Hi Brian,
I never had the below issue on my computer before, am not sure if it's a virus, and was hoping you could help.
I tried searching for an item in my calendar and got a message that my search may be incomplete because Outlook is indexing my items. When I clicked on the link it said 50,162 items remaining t be indexed. I never got this message before when searching on my calendar. I have less than 200 items in my calendar. I have no idea what happened. How can I fix the situation? I have Outlook 2010 and am running Windows 7 Ultimate.
ANSWER: Hi Steven
It seems to be a problem with Windows indexing configuration. Microsoft bulletin kb2769651 has information and steps to fix this:
Let me know if that helps.
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QUESTION: When I checked the items needed to be indexed it said zero. But the instant searches still weren't working properly. I could search contacts, but calendar, tasks and e-mail did not give correct results even though each of those areas said there were no more items needed to be indexed. But when I checked indexing option, the number of items being indexed was an increasing number. To be honest I don't understand any of this. I did contact the one person in all experts listed under Outlook, and although she heard of the problem I had, she had never encountered it. Im not sure what to do next
Unfortunately, I am at a loss regarding this as well. But I am fairly certain that the problem is not caused by malware. I can suggest that you post to the Microsoft Office community forum. It has been a valuable resource to me in the past. The link is:
I did a search there for indexing problems in Outlook and got this:
Hopefully you can locate a solution there. Sorry again for not being able to solve this one myself. Best of luck!