Occasionally we may find Outlook search tool is unexpectedly missing. By customizing ribbon, we can make search ribbon shown all the time.
In general, we can see the search field easily. But there are some special situations where we find our search tools invisible. I have ever been confronted with this situation. I still remember, at that moment, I extremely needed to seek out an important message. Unfortunately, I couldn’t find search tool anywhere. In a nutshell, it seemed to be gone maybe due to some Outlook errors. In that scenario, I certainly have no time to concern about reasons. What is most urgent is to make search tool shown again, assisting me to search out the targeted one among a myriad of messages.
Thanks to my friend beside me at that time. He just customizes the ribbon, adding Search ribbon as a new Tab, which is very easy to operate. Despite a novice in Outlook, following the steps below will prove success absolutely.
Making Search Tool Visible Forever by Customizing Ribbon
- For a start, go to “File” menu and select “Options”.
- Then locate and click on “Customize Ribbon”.
- You will see a vast variety of commands, tabs and ribbons listed in dialog boxes. What you should do is to select “Tools Tabs” in the field of “Choose Commands from”. At the same time, in the field of “Customize the Ribbon”, you should select the “Main Tab”.
- Next locate and pitch on “Search” in the left side. Later click the “Add” button in center.
- Finally click “OK’ to save the customization.
After completing the above steps, you can return to the “Home” page, you could see the “Search” tab in the ribbon. Click the “Search” tab, and you will see all kinds of search options. For instance, if you want to search the messages that you sent to specific recipient, you could click the “To” icon. Then a command – “to:(Recipient Name)” will arise in the search field. You can just type the specific name, replacing “Recipient Name”. After press “Enter”, all specific messages will appear immediately.
Tackling Outlook Corruption by Scanpst.exe and Other Tools
Except the mentioned error – missing Search Tool, with growing data existing in Outlook, there will be more and more unexpected errors. One day Outlook will encounter a severe crash, which leads to file corruption. In this case, users could utilize Microsoft inbox Outlook repair tool – Scanpst.exe to restore the damaged outlook files. If it proves failure, third party software will be a better choice. For example, DataNumen Outlook Repair is an industry-leading product specialized in restoring Outlook files. It will help users to scan breached files rapidly and retrieve the files with a high recovery rate.
Shirley Zhang is a data recovery expert in DataNumen, Inc., which is the world leader in data recovery technologies, including sql recovery and outlook repair software products. For more information visit www.datanumen.com