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  • mobidutch Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    A) For me, Outlook started returning search results right awat after moving MUD back into Documents. But having to wait a while does not seem strange.

    B) I think if you move MUD back out of Documents, search will stop working again. Apparently 10.8.4 broke that option.

  • Nobby San Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    This does not solve the issue.


    I and I presume many other people moved the MUD to ~/Library/Preferences so our emails were not found in a finder search. It just made a search in finder unusable.


    I have just moved my MUD back to documents and, yes the search works inside outlook. But a search inside finder for files now finds multiple emails vs. the files you would search for.


    So the original Finder/E-mail Search Issue and the new 10.8.4 doesnt search in Library/Preferences problems still exist.


    Apple need to fix either of these issues.

  • Cortig Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    As far as I know, ~/Library/Preferences is not a valid location for Spotlight content indexing.

    It might have worked before and for some reason got in the do not index list again in 10.8.4, but I sure wouldn't expect a spotlight search to go through the content of all my .plists in that folder.

    ~/Library/Application Support/Microsoft/Office qould make a lot more sense to me, but again, I'm not even sure it would properly be indexed.


    Outlook keeps it all in ~/Documents for a reason (unfortunately).

    Re-moving the files to the normal (supported) location allowed Spotlight to reindex (which takes quite some times and occurs silently in the background so I'm not surprised it took all night).



  • Cortig Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    There is an old Apple kb about "Where does Spotlight search":


    You'll see that the options in ~/Library are limited (and for good reasons IMVHO).

    Entourage used to have content index files in ~/Library/Metadata, but the whole thing was a mess.




  • hknerdr Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)



    My Office 2011 Identitiy folder is located at Library/Preferences/Microsoft User Data


    I didn't put it there, i think it just moved there...


    I just wanted to put MUD folder back to Documents but when i open outlook, it creates a new identity...


    It doesn't recognize the Documents path...


    Can you please help me? I want to move my Main Identity to Documents/Microsoft User Data folder



  • Cortig Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Microsoft had some files move to ~/Library/Application Support/Microsoft, but they sure didn't move the MUD folder to any location with in the ~/Library realm.

    I can confirm that the default (and only supported location) is indeed ~/Documents/Microsoft User Data/Office 2011 Identities.

    I have enver ever seen a Microsoft User Data in ~/Library/Preferences.

    I can't find any logical explanation as to why the default location would have been moved in  your case (unless you played with symlinks of aliases in ~/Documents.


    If you launch Outlook on a different user account on your Mac, where does the identity get created?



  • clintonfrombirmingham Level 7 Level 7 (29,975 points)

    If you launch Outlook on a different user account on your Mac, where does the identity get created?


    In the user Documents>Microsoft User Data folder.



  • hknerdr Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    When i create a new user in Mac, Outlook creates identity in Documents folder

  • hknerdr Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I solved the problem.


    First i moved my MUD folder from Library/Preferences to Documents folder.


    After resetting permissions and ACL, then reindexing whole disk, Outlook performs like before!


    Thanks everyone for helping me out...

  • dnetsol Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    So now that the work around to hide emails from from spotlight search by moving the MUD folder to ~/Library/Preferences no longer works, are there any other possible workaround? 


    I really don't like seeing all outlook contents in spotlight cause it just clutters it up.  Maybe microsoft should have it's own outlook search function that doesn't require spotlight.  Or apple should have an option to disable viewing of outlook contents as part of the spotlight search.

  • Cortig Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    There are not many options.

    The only solution would have been for them to have indexable files in ~/Library/Caches, but that would be a lot of duplications.

    You could make the folder invisible though (at its default location). It shouldn't affect Outlook.



  • dnetsol Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)



    Make the folder invisible?  Can you provide me an example.  Thanks.

  • mobidutch Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    Open Terminal


    >cd Documents


    >chflags hidden ./"Microsoft User Data"



    Note that if you sync your Documents folder with Dropbox, and you want to set up selective sync for the Documents folder to uncheck the MUD folder (you should...or Dropbox keeps syncing forever), you should do that BEFORE you make the folder hidden.

  • shkirby Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    My Outlook for Mac stopped working right after I updated my OSX to 10.8.4 but my MUD has always been in ~/Documents.   I've tried all the tips in this discussion to fix it but all attempts have been unsuccessful so far.  Did anyone else experience this issue after the 10.8.4 update even though MUD was always in ~/Documents?  If so, how did you fix it?