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Fix Outlook Search Using the Registry

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Use the Outlook Index Repair Menu Option
Open Outlook, then select File > Options > Search. Now, select Indexing Options, followed by Advanced.
Finally, select Rebuild, and click OK. This might well take a moment. After the rebuild is complete, restart your system.

Fix Outlook Search Using the Registry

Press Windows Key + R to open the Run dialog. Then, type regedit and press Enter to open the Registry Editor. Next, Go to the following registry key ( if not found, Create it ):
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Windows Search

Once found, select the right-hand panel, then right-click and select New Dword (32-bit). Name the new Dword PreventIndexingOutlook and assign it the value 0.

To Enable or Disable Indexing when on Battery Power

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Windows Search
Create a DWORD = PreventIndexOnBattery and set it to 0

Increase maximum size for pst-files and ost-files

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In Outlook 2003 and Outlook 2007, the maximum recommended size of a Unicode pst-file and ost-file has been limited to 20GB.

In Outlook 2010, 2013 and 2016, this recommended limit has been set to 50GB.

You can increase (but also decrease) this limit via the Registry.

To increase the maximum size of pst-files and ost-files in Outlook, you’ll need to create and set 2 values in the following location in the Registry:

  • Outlook 2003
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\11.0\Outlook\PST
  • Outlook 2007
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\12.0\Outlook\PST
  • Outlook 2010
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\14.0\Outlook\PST
  • Outlook 2013
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\15.0\Outlook\PST
  • Outlook 2016
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\16.0\Outlook\PST

The following 2 new DWORD values must be created or set;

  • WarnLargeFileSize
    Don’t set this higher than 4090445042 (decimal) or f3cf3cf2 (hexadecimal)
  • MaxLargeFileSize
    Don’t set this higher than 4294967295 (decimal) or ffffffff (hexadecimal)

The first value is how many MB a user can write to a pst-file or ost-file before receiving a warning that the file is full. The second value is how many MB the system can write to a pst-file or ost-file.

How to Remove License Key of Office Volume License ( VL )

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Many of users install unlicensed Microsoft Office, and when they decide to update or upgrade, they face licensing issues.

To solve these issues, follow the below steps:

Step 1: Open Command Prompt on PC

Open a Command Prompt window, with Administrator Privilege’s, and then take one of the following actions:

• If you installed the 64-bit version of Office 2016, move to the following folder: cd  C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office16

• If you installed the 32-bit version of Office 2016, move to the following folder: cd C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office16

Step 2: Display the Current License(s)

Type the following command to display the license status.

cscript ospp.vbs /dstatus

Write down the last five characters of any and all license keys that display in the output:

Last 5 characters of installed product key: WFG99

Step 3: Remove the License(s)

Now run the following command as many times as needed to remove all of the license keys you noted from the previous step.

cscript ospp.vbs /unpkey:WFG99

Step 4: Restart the Computer

Once the remove commands are successful, close the command prompt and restart the PC.