Outlook – Lookout search tool Add-on

January 11, 2013

I was so unpleasantly surprised to see this outlook disappear, when Microsoft took over the company that build it.

Many years back it was distributed for free, but development was not supported anymore Sad smile I use it everyday and can’t miss it, just like many of my colleagues.


This search tool is versatile and very fast to search Mail folders, Archive PST files, local files and network shares. What can a user want more ?


Lot’s of filter possibilities as well as custom filter settings.

But since outlook 2007 and higher was released you where not able to install the add-on anymore ! It would crash.

But … somewhere on the internet I found a workaround how to fix this.

After installing the Add-on you will see this error appearing.


The problem is that Outlook 2007 and higher ships the Outlook 2007 Office PIAs by default.  To Solve it open a command shell (as administrator), and issue the following commands:

Go to C:\Windows\Assembly\GAC

Rename both file to .OLD


Exclude the DELETED ITEMS folder if it crashes when indexing.


PS: If you can’t find the tool anymore on the net drop me a message.