How to Rebuild Your Search Index on Microsoft Outlook 365 | Unleash Your

Rebuild Index for Windows

For rebuilding the search index on Windows, you’ll have two possible solutions that you can use:

Solution 1: Using Programs and Features

  • Start by launching the Control Panel. Just type “control” into the Windows search box and click on it from the results.
  • Once the window opens, select Programs > Programs & Features.
  • Scroll down and choose Microsoft 365.
  • Select Change from the top menu.
  • You’ll be able to choose from Quick Repair or Online Repair. If you don’t have an internet connection, you can go with Quick Repair.
  • Wait until it’s done, and then restart your computer.

Solution 2: Using the Index Repair Menu Option in Outlook

  • Open Outlook, then select File > Options > Search.
  • Choose Indexing Options, then click Advanced. Keep in mind that this step may require administrator access.
  • You should find the delete and rebuild index option in the window. Click Rebuild, then OK.
  • Restart your computer once the rebuilding is done.

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