Repair Search in Microsoft® Office 2010
Why does Search in Microsoft Office 2010 fail to work?
Microsoft Office 2010 is a good office suite available from Microsoft. This is also the latest office suite available from Microsoft. It has got many extra features when compared to other office suites. There can also be many issues with Microsoft Office 2010. One such issue is failure of the 'Search' option. You have to keep your system safe from all viruses. Viruses have got the ability to corrupt system files and programs. There is chance that viruses will also cause the 'Search' option present in Office 2010 to malfunction. So you should always try to keep your system free from viruses by using the best antivirus software.
Here are the ways to fix the 'Search' option in Microsoft Office 2010:
- Change modified registry keys
- Disable Add-ins
- Using Automatic Repair option
Change the modified registry keys
There may be issues with Google Apps Sync plug-ins. If they are installed on the system, it will lead to the malfunctioning of the 'Search' option. This plug-in will cause modifications to the registry key and will disable the 'Search' option available on Microsoft Office 2010 and also on Windows desktop. This will also affect Microsoft Outlook. So you need to change the registry keys. But this has to be done very carefully, otherwise lead to adverse affects.
Disable the Add-ins
Add-ins are mainly installed on your system with some software which has also been installed. Poorly written add-ins sometimes will cause issues with the 'Search' option available in Microsoft Office 2010. For proper searching, you have to disable add-ins. To disable this option, you may have to go to 'File', 'Option' and then to Add-ins. Then you need to check whether all the Add-ins have been disabled.
With the help of the Automatic Repair option you will be able to resolve most issues with it. For this, you need to click the 'File' tab and then the 'Option' tab. Then select TrustCenter from the 'Option' screen that appears. After that, click on the TrustCentre settings and then 'Privacy Options'. The files displayed on it will determine issues. If this does not solve the issue, select Microsoft Office 2010 from the list of programs displayed from 'Program and Features'. Then click 'Repair' and press 'Continue'.
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