Windows Search 4.0 - No Full Preview for Outlook 2010 messages RRS feed

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  • We recently upgraded from Outlook 2003 to Outlook 2010. Windows Search 4.0 can find my files and emails, however on the emails I receive a message: "Full preview of this item is not available unless Microsoft Outlook is running." (Outlook is running). I use Windows XP Prof 2002, Service Pack 3. Question: what do I have to do to see a full preview of the found emails?
    Monday, March 28, 2011 2:36 PM


  • Windows Search does not support Outlook out of box. It has standard protocols so other programs like Outlook can expose data to Windows Search. 

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    Thursday, March 31, 2011 5:21 AM
  • In Outlook 2010, navigate to File > Options > Add-Ins > Manage: COM Add-ins > Go.

    In the resulting COM Add-Ins dialog box, verify that Windows Search Email Indexer is listed and checked.

    If it is not listed, click Add and navigate to C:\Windows\system32\mssphtb.dll to add it.

    Restart Outlook after adding/checking it.

    Hope this helps.

    Wednesday, January 18, 2012 12:04 AM

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