Why Instant Search Is Not Available in Outlook
Outlook – instant search is not available in Outlook, when I tried to search a particular mail. I could easily found that Outlook is running with administrator permissions through the error message.
Let’s learn how to enable instant search option on MS Outlook with single click.
Instant search is not available in outlook error
Outlook Instant Search is not available when Outlook is running with administrator permissions. To use Instant Search, exit and restart Outlook without administrator permissions.
Step to get rid of Outlook Instant Search is not available in outlook when Outlook is running with administrator permissions.
Shutdown MS Outlook and please make sure is Outlook service (s) not running in the Task Manager.
Now restart Outlook and see if problem is solved, if not restart your computer.
Please ensure that “Run as Administrator option” has been unchecked in Compatibility options. To do this, please open C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office14 , now right click outlook.exe or you can do as shown in the below figure.
If the Operating system is 32-bit Windows then the path will be C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office14\.
Now Launch MS Outlook and see if the issue is resolved.
You can try more options if the issue still persists.
Change your user account and see it the problem persists. Try using Standard account.
Ensure that the Windows Search is running in Services Manager. You can verify by doing open Run, type services.msc and then double-click on Windows Search service. Check if it is set to Automatic (Delayed) and Started.
Check your Outlook add-ins. Try disabling some selectively and see. Click on File > Options > Add-ins. If you have the Sharepoint and TeamViewer add-ins, disable them and check.
Ensure that Outlook is set as the default email client. File > Options > General > Make Outlook the default program for E-mail, Contacts, and Calendar check box.
Rebuild the Indexing cache.
Re-register the mssphtb.dll file. This is the Outlook MS Search Connector file (Outlook 2007).
These are best steps to get rid of instant search is not available in outlook issue.
I hope that I have helped you to resolve the instant search problem in outlook.