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Outlook Cannot Perform Search after Upgrading Outlook 2007 to 2010

Outlook application proves very helpful in email management. It is popular email management tool that allows easier access to stored emails. People widely used this application to store their personal informations like emails, contacts, appointments, notes, tasks, journals etc. Today everybody is using MS Outlook 2010 as it is latest and advanced version which has much improved functionalities than earlier one. Despite of having improved features sometimes Outlook cannot perform search operation and you fail to accomplish your task successfully.

You must be familiar with Windows Indexing service which allows you to easily locate your data. This indexing facility also indexes your Outlook PST files so that search operation can be easily performed. But it has been observed that indexing functionality is disrupted after upgrading Outlook 2007 to 2010. Most of the users report that when they try to search PST items like emails, contacts, appointments etc Outlook can’t search the items and flashes with below error message:

“Instant Search encountered a problem while trying to display search results. Modifying your query may resolve this problem.”

The major reason why Outlook cannot perform search is corruption of PST files. But there can be various other reasons that can land you in such dreadful situations. Some of the possible causes are mentioned below:

  • Improper installation of Outlook
  • Incomplete indexing function
  • Corrupt Index
  • Improper installation of Windows search
  • Corrupt PST files
  • Damaged file header
  • Malfunctioning of hardware

All above mentioned factors disrupt the functionality of indexing and generates hindrance so that Outlook cannot perform search. In order to sort out this problem you can follow below mentioned steps:

  • Check whether PST files are added in Windows Indexing Service or not. If it is not listed then recreate your Outlook profile
  • If Outlook can’t search the items due to damaged index then rebuild the index
  • Repair corrupt PST files by running Scanpst.exe or Inbox Repair Tool of Outlook

Even if you are unable to repair your damaged files and again Outlook cannot perform search then use Outlook PST Repair software which safely repairs and restores your corrupt PST files.

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Install the software with quick installation wizard. Just follow the 4 simple steps to successfully install the Outlook PST Repair.

Step 1
Launch the Outlook PST Repair from the desktop shortcut. And select the corrupted PST file.


Step 2
Click Next and follow the on-screen instruction to finish it. No need to Worry! Your Outlook.pst is in Hand of Professional.

Outlook PST Repair has very advance scanning alogorith as compared to the Scanpst.exe. You will see the difference in result, once the scanning is over.


Step 3
Once Scanning process is completed, Outlook PST repair will show the previews of all the recoverable components.

Step 4
After viewing the lost folder in the recovered item list. Go for the Licence key to save the pst file..


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