Outlook 2016 not updating messages
It is important to have the Outlook Search Index working correctly, as it can send the entire email client into a spiral of malfunction.
It is quite easy in Outlook 2016 to check if your mailbox is being indexed.
To check the file and repair it in Outlook 2016 just search for file.
You can search for this file on your computer by typing in into the File Explorer(make sure it is not just searching the folder you are currently in, but choose “This PC” on the left hand side of File Explorer.) If you run this, it will repair any corrupted pst or ost file. If nothing else works, you may need to rebuild your index. All you need to do is follow these steps to rebuild your Outlook 2016 search index: Note: When the index is being rebuilt, your search will not work.
You should wait until the index is done rebuilding.
The time it will take for the index to be rebuilt depends on the system you are using, the amount of files that need to be indexed, and file size.
However, for those of you still having issues, readers have written some great suggestions in the comments below with further things to try if the above solutions aren’t working perfectly.
The original files and the archives are so large with so many messages, that it takes a fair amount of time to re-index.
If the computer goes to sleep, it doesn’t complete the indexing.
There’s no need to worry though, there are things that will help you get your Outlook 2016 search up and running again.
Outlook search is arguably one of the most important tools on an email client.
To use the registry method, press Windows key R to open the Run command.