Outlook 2019 Missing Search Bar

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My Office has received some updates earlier today, and now the search bar is missing from Outlook. I've tried using auto repair and re-installing but nothing seems to work. Any idea?

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BZ

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Hi,

My name is Naval and I am an Independent Advisor. I would like to help you.

Follow the below steps to add search in your Outlook.

1. For a start, go to “File” menu and select “Options”.
2. Then locate and click on “Customize Ribbon”.
3. 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”.
4. Next locate and pitch on “Search” in the left side. Later click the “Add” button in
center.
5. 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.

Hope this information helps. Please post if you need any further assistance.

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Hi Naval,

Thank you for replying to my post. I am able to add the "Search" tab in the ribbon. However, the problem is the "Search" box is missing so there is no place to enter keywords in order for me to search (please refer to the highlighted box in the first picture I posted).

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BZ

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Thanks for following up and writing back.

Please check the response of this forum and follow the steps listed there. The problem seems similar to yours so it can help you.

https://www.ionos.com/digitalguide/e-mail/techn...

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I have also found this guide online and followed closely by the steps mentioned. In fact, I have used the Office uninstall support tool (https://support.office.com/en-us/article/uninstall-office-from-a-pc-9dd49b83-264a-477a-8fcc-2fdf5dbf61d8) to completely remove the existing Office and re-install but still had no luck.

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Hi BowenZhang,

I am Anna, an independent advisor. I will assist you with your query today.

There are suggested steps that you can follow on the link below. Could you please take a look and try?

https://community.spiceworks.com/topic/2197247-...

I hope this helps.

Best regards.

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Hi,

Thank you for your reply. I've tried to restore windows to a previous point and repair Office, however, it doesn't seem to fix the issue. At this point, I am assuming it has to due to the latest update of Office 2019.

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BZ

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Hi BZ,

I am very sorry to hear that it didn't work out for you. May I know the version of your Outlook, please?

File > Office Account > About Outlook.

Thanks and regards,
Anna

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I have exactly the same problem since the latest update. I am on Insider Fast Build 12015.20004.

 

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Just updated to Fast Insider Build 12022.20000. Search bar still missing. 

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I'm glad this isn't just me !

i'm on 12030.20004 and have the same issue

i have search on the tool bar but no box to enter what i want to search for !!

David

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