Cannot open Outlook 2007 files from 'Search programs and files'

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nasard1



"Search programs and files" finds and lists all appropriate files (programs, documents, pictures, etc) including Outlook items (email, contacts, ----). I can then click on any file in the list (except Outlook files) and it immediately opens. When I click on an Outlook file, "Search programs and files" immediately closes without opening the selected Outlook file.

 
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Ruchi Bisht



Which version of Outlook do you use?

This issue may occur if "Run this program in compatibility mode for" option is enabled for Outlook. Disable this option using the following steps and verify if it fixes the issue:

1. Click Start > Computer > Program Files > Microsoft Office > Office(version)

Note: replace the following

for 64-bit Windows: Program Files (x86)

Office 2003: 11

Office 2007: 12

Office 2010: 14



2. Locate Outlook (.exe) > right-click on it > select Properties > Compatibility

3. Ensure none of the boxes are checked on the Compatibility tab

4. Select Apply > OK

Ruchi Bisht
 
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Leftty

I am having the same problem when clicking on anything related to Outlook 2010 in the Windows 7 Desktop Search text box. I have verified that no compatibility fetchers have been added.
 
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Daryl Sensenig

I am having this issue with Office 2010 and Windows 7 x64.
 
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