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Why is my Outlook indexing taking so long?

Why is my Outlook indexing taking so long?

The amount of time it takes to complete varies depending on the number of emails, file size, and processing power. You can see the status of the process updating at the top of the Indexing Options window. If you have other apps running in the background, then you’ll see “Indexing speed is reduced due to user activity.”

How do I stop Microsoft indexing?

Disable Windows Search Indexing completely

  1. Tap on the Windows-key, type services.
  2. Locate Windows Search when the services listing opens.
  3. Right-click on Windows Search and select properties from the menu.
  4. Switch the startup type to “disabled”.

How do I turn off indexing?

To change this setting, do the following:

  1. Press Windows Key + S and enter indexing. Select Indexing Options from the menu.
  2. Now you’ll see the list of indexed locations. Click on Modify button.
  3. Uncheck the locations that you don’t want to index and click on OK to save changes.

How do I get rid of indexed items in Outlook?

Please check this on your side:

  1. Open Services. msc and navigate to Windows Search service.
  2. Double-click on it to open its dialog box. Stop the Service.
  3. visit the Windows.edb file folder and delete it.
  4. Open Control Panel > Indexing Options.
  5. After it completed, start search service.

How can I speed up Outlook indexing?

Uncheck the box next to any location you no longer want indexed. Click the “Show All Locations” button to see the default locations, if you want to remove them from the list of indexing locations. To maximize indexing speed in Outlook, you can remove all locations except for Outlook in the list of locations.

How can I speed up indexing?

Go to Control Panel | Indexing Options to monitor the indexing. The DisableBackOff = 1 option makes the indexing go faster than the default value. You can continue to work on the computer but indexing will continue in the background and is less likely to pause when other programs are running.

How do I stop Outlook from indexing in Windows 11?

Name the new key PreventIndexingOutlook and hit Enter. Double-click on PreventIndexingOutlook. Change its value to 1. Close the Registry Editor, restart Outlook, and check if the indexing issue persists.

How do I stop Outlook from indexing in Windows 10?

To turn off Outlook search indexing, first click Microsoft Outlook in the list to highlight it. Next, click Modify and then click the tick box in the new window to untick it. Finally, click OK.

How do I speed up Outlook indexing?

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