I use tasks and calander in my outlook 2016 alot and I also connect my work email and personal gmail on an imap setup. I cannot search for anything anymore. I cant search contacts, tasks or email. I get an error message that states, " something went wrong and your search couldnt be completed". I called microsoft and they went on my computer and now I have literly 10 backup files on my desktop. I think they created a bunch of pst files. I think that with so many of these files, they are screwing up my searches. I was thinking that maybe I can create new files and delete the old but have no idea what to do or if this is a good idea. Any advice you can give me on what to do would be greatly appreciated. Its been like this for months and costing me extra work hours weekly. I look forward to your reply. Thanks!