Outlook’s search is down again, to users’ despair

by Vlad Turiceanu
Vlad Turiceanu
Vlad Turiceanu
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Microsoft Outlook is one of the most popular email clients for Windows 10. Even though is pretty old, many Windows users still count on it daily because of its simplicity, functionality, and useful features.

But this doesn’t mean that it comes without any faults. As recently discovered by WindowsReport, lots of Windows 10 users are now having problems with the Outlook client.

Many Windows 10 users can’t search in Outlook

More specifically, some of them reported server issues, others search issues after rebuilding the index, while others bumped into the Something went wrong, and your search couldn’t be completed error.

This means that users can’t connect to the Outlook servers or they can’t search for anything. That’s pretty frustrating, but if you’re in the same boat, don’t worry. We’ve already encountered these problems and dealt with them in the guides below.

Strangely enough, besides the search problems, other users reported that their Outlook emails disappeared. Luckily, we’ve already fixed this problem and if you want to get your lost Outlook emails back, check out this awesome guide.

This is not the first search problem, as in the past few months there where numerous Windows Search problems. If the two are related in any way, that remains to be seen.

The Redmond giant hasn’t yet acknowledged the problem and there’s no official fix as of now.

If you want to get past the Something went wrong, and your search couldn’t be completed error with ease, follow the simple steps from this complete guide and get things back to normal in no time.

Fix Outlook search problems with our handy guides

However, if you’re having any other issues with Outlook, we recommend that you take a look at these useful guides to solve some of the most common problems that you may encounter right now:

And if Outlook isn’t working altogether, take into consideration the fact that Microsoft’s servers might be down right now and the only thing that you can do is to wait it out.

Don’t forget to tell us in the comments section below how did you manage to solve the problem.

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