I’ve been quietly suffering for a long while and this has affected my productivity in significant ways. Outlook 2007 has sluggishly performed to the point of it being a half a day task to just read the incoming stuff. Vista’s instant search became less than instant some time ago and I was worked around it using the tried and true way of typing paths or browsing trees is still as good today as it was during XP. That doesn’t make it a smart move to ignore a festering wound though and finally it caught up to me. So what to do? Google “Outlook 2007 indexing Vista”. Here’s the lifesaving gem I found:
thank you Serdar Ygulalp
This article provides enough of a glimpse into how Vista indexing works that I now believe their isn’t any mystery to this at all. I’ll continue to tune my indexed locations until I get the needed performance. I may even consider putting the index on its own drive to speed up performance.
**notice the short list of other useful related topics towards the bottom of the article
In that short list I found this standout topic: