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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.

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Steven, I have seen this before.  When you get this message Outlook is not only indexing the calendar but your entire Outlook Data File.  I do not have a fix. and I personally have never had this problem but I know it does happen.  I did a search on...

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Perhaps the following will be helpful, look under Resolving indexing issues.

https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Instant-Search-is-not-finding-items-1eb50282-0fa3-4a04-8db4-ee1c14fa97ab?CorrelationId=47844056-9af0-4c4d-8f4e-9ebb1e461508&ui=en-US&rs=en-US&ad=US#bm1

You might want to check the size of your Personal Folder it would be your primary email +.pst.

Mine is 1,877,873, these files grow very large, but archiving helps.

You could also do a browser search as I did with more specifics

All the best - you might try another expert as well.

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Creating,sending, receiving e-mail, scheduling calendar items, tasks, using the journal, recurring appointments, default settings, Office 2003, Vista, 2007, 2010, 2013.

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Vocational School Instructor in the Microsoft Office Suite . I am Microsoft Office User Specialist (MOUS) Master Certified and was certified as a MOUS Authorized Instructor. ICDL certified, Microsoft Office 2010. Instructional design and test writer for Skills Advantage, http://skillsadv.com/.

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