Email search problem in Outlook 2016

I’ve been using Outlook 2016 for the past 11 months.

One thing that’s annoyed me about it is the fact that the search facility has not worked. I’d press CTRL + SHIFT + F to open the Advanced Find option.

Then run a search, making sure to click the Browse button, and select to include all sub folders.

Anyway, this is more for a note for myself.

I found a fix via this post on, which included a comment by Rachel Harrell-Harper which fixed the issue for me:

  1. Open Control Panel > Programs > Programs and Features
  2. Highlight your Office product
  3. Click change at top
  4. Click quick repair.


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