So for the past few days I have been unable to search in Outlook 2016, version has been updated to latest and still unable to search, just shows no results. Id bit of searching around and could not really find an answer until this morning. A few people are mentioning this on other sites and didn't really see any solutions here so I thought I would help out. Have tried dropping the group containers into spotlight privacy and then remove it in the hope it would re-index. Had even tried re-indexing the entire computer.
None of these worked. Found this website: Just be aware though, when I went through finder to navigate into the outlook.app/contents. Finder locked up, so had to enter file path through terminal not just drag and drop into a terminal window Hope it helps:).
Ok, the only thing that worked for me was a complete user account rebuild. All the above options did not work. Unfortunately, I could not replicate the problem and have not been able to since. Obviously, it was a problem somewhere in this users specific account. I couldn't tell you where. I can say that this was a new user which had only been using Outlook for 2 weeks before he noticed. Other computers that were imaged and setup did NOT have this issue.
Interestingly enough, I have had other friends who use Casper tell me that spotlight search was not working SPORADICALLY on their images. I have ran across this randomly as well. I'm not sure if it's related, but it could be. The user account re-creation fixing this makes this confusing, though.
Is there a user specific spotlight file that configures searching in the user account? This is going to be annoying but I'd like to know if anyone has this problem on their machines currently. This problem has sporadically cropped up in my environment still. Gta 5 for mac free download no survey. I do not know what is causing it but I do have a solution that has worked 100% of the time when it does happen. The following commands do fix it, as posted by someone else in another thread.
I believe the key line may be the never_index_metadata line. (haven't been able to replicate the problem enough to narrow things down).
Resolve Office 2016 AutoUpdate for Mac not Working To download the latest updates for Office 2016, I needed to have AutoUpdate version 3.4 installed. Checking for Updates from the Help menu was.
Sudo mdutil -i off / sudo rm -rf /.Spotlight* sudo rm -rf /.metadata_never_index REBOOT the computer NOW sudo mdutil -i on / sudo mdutil –E. Hello all, I really hate how stupid this work around is, but it worked for me. In finder navigate to: /Users/'user'/Library/Group Containers/UBF8T346G9.Office/Outlook/Outlook 15 Profiles/ - Open System Preferences, Spotlight, Privacy. - Drag the Directory 'Main Profile' into the 'Prevent Spotlight from searching these locations' pane. - Quit then re-open System Preferences - Go back t the Privacy pane in Spotlight - Remove the 'Main Profile' Directory from the 'Prevent Spotlight from searching these locations' pane. That should kick Spotlight into action re-indexing the directory, you can check this by opening your spotlight search and typing in 'indexing'.
Verify that the Outlook Profile/Identity is stored at the default location. First of all, make sure that the Outlook 2016 for Mac Profile or the Outlook for Mac 2011 Identity data is stored under the correct default location and has no special characters on its name.
If the Profile or Identity name contains a special character, then follow the steps in this to change the name: • Outlook 2016 for Mac default Profile Location: • • ~/Library/Group Containers/UBF8T346G9.Office/Outlook/Outlook 15 Profiles/Main Profile • Outlook for Mac 2011 default Identity location: • • /Users/username/Documents/Microsoft User Data/Office 2011 Identities/Main Identity Method 2. Install all Microsoft Updates.
Open any Office application such as Word, Excel, or Outlook. On the top menu, go to Help > Check for Updates. * * Important: If you don't see the 'Check for Updates' option on the Help menu, then download and run the latest version of the Microsoft Auto-Update tool from. (After running the tool, the ' Check for Updates' option will be available). Run the Outlook 2016 Search Troubleshooter.