Can't find Microsoft Office Outlook 2000 messages

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Can't find Microsoft Office Outlook 2000 messages
If you can't find any Microsoft Office Outlook 2000 messages, check the spelling of your search terms, and then try searching again. If that doesn't work, try the following:
 Set up your Outlook 2000 e-mail account to work with Microsoft Windows Desktop Search
  1. Start Outlook 2000.
  2. On the Tools menu, click Options.
  3. On the Mail Delivery tab, click Reconfigure Mail Support.
  4. Select Corporate (or) workgroup for the e-mail account type, and then click OK.
 Make sure that the Outlook Toolbar add-in isn't disabled in Outlook 2000
  1. Click Help on the Outlook 2000 menu bar, and then click About Microsoft Office Outlook.
  2. In the About Microsoft Office Outlook dialog box, click Disabled Items.
  3. In the Disabled Items dialog box, click Outlook Toolbar add-in, and then click Enable.
  4. Click Close, and then click OK.
  5. Restart Outlook 2000.
 Restart Windows Desktop Search and let it finish indexing your computer
  1. In the notification area of the Windows taskbar, right-click the indexing icon Indexing icon.
  2. Click Exit.
  3. On the Start menu, point to All Programs or Programs, and then click Windows Desktop Search.
  4. Let Windows Desktop Search finish indexing your computer files before you search for e-mail messages. You will receive a notification when indexing is complete.


  • You may need your original Outlook installation disk to complete these steps.
  • Before using Windows Desktop Search to find e-mail messages, allow time for it to complete the initial indexing of the files on your computer. For instructions, see About Microsoft Windows Desktop Search indexing.
  • Windows Desktop Search will not index the contents of e-mail folders whose name contains /. To ensure that all your items are indexed, rename your e-mail folders if necessary.