Add search field for folders when moving items to another folder
In Outlook 2016: I have many new incoming mails every day from different people with different topics. All mails of one topic should be placed in one specific folder but not in "Incoming". So I have a huge number of subfolders in my post office box. Actually, I pick one or more mail(s) from "Incoming" an place them e.g. in the folder "Verbesserungsvorschläge". Because of the huge numer of folgers and subfolder, I need some time to find the folder "Verbesserungsvorschläge". So I thought about to use the function "Element verschieben" ("Move element" or something like that). But there I have the same problem. I need too much time to find the destination folder.
My idea of improvement:
A search field integrated in "Move" to find the destination folder by typing the first letters of the destination folder, e.g. I type "Verb" and the intelligent serch lists me the results "Verbesserungsvorschläge" and "Verbesserungswesen". Than, I can select my favorite destination folder an press OK. The mail from the "Incoming folder" has moved to the folder "Verbesserungsvorschläge" and I saved much time without manual searching by eyes.
Also, when moving between folders, especially mail folders, make the default cursor location the search box, so I can start typing my search immediately.
Idea was shared in January 2016, what's taking you so long?
Ease the organization of emails accordingly with designated folders by the user
It would be nice to have a search bar in the move tab to search for folders. With massive amounts of folders, it is hard to find the location of the folder. This feature is already in Outlook for IOS
Mario Corino commented
i do have a lot of folder for categorizing my emails and now, when i want move a mail to a folder, i do not have the possiblity to search for it in the 'selct folder' window ?!? This makes the job much slower.
Mustafa Kilicaslan commented
"Move" drop down list must be smarter just like iPhone email app move feature. Outlook should intelligently determine which folder. that specific mail needs to move. Even iPhone email app does a much better job!!!
Outlook 2016 should have a box used when moving mail items to folders like the one existing in OWA. I use OWA when it comes to move mail items to folders since the first three letters are already enough to splot the correct folder. Ten (10) suggestions in Move button in Ribbon are not enough.
Michael Becke commented
This topic was posted nearly 4 years ago. How is it not implemented yet!? It makes quickly sorting your emails so much faster on a MAC.
For the Desktop version, it would be nice to have the option to search for a folder by typing its name rather than having to use the Other Folder and then scroll option. It can turn out to be very time consuming, and the simple search for a folder by a word that it includes would be much more efficient.
The Web view already has this option and I found it immensely useful compared to having to scroll through my folders to find the specific one I'm thinking of.
Richard Pickles commented
I can do this when moving emails using outlook on MAC but not on windows - need to get this feature added
We absolutely need global search in Outlook desktop, it must search inside EVERY mailbox and inside EVERY subfolder both for personal mailboxes AND shared mailboxes!
I made a workaround to do this.
Creating a quick step and adding a shortcut "Shift-Ctrl-3"
Then I select "move to folder" with the option "ask for folder"
(If needed let mark the message as read.)
Now the difficult part!
The stupid office cant see sub folders if they aren't unfolded.
So the first Time (only) a day, when starting this quick step - I have to select the Inbox and press the "*" key twice to open all subfolder ( works on the left side the same way).
Now I'm starting to type the first characters of the subfolder and the selector jumps to these folders. (By the way this is a general list functionality in most applications)
Finally hit return.
Move emails to Folder using a shortcut to search Folders. In the same way that Outlook client for MAC works, when you want to move an email to a folder, using a shortcut you could search the folder into a search box.
Chris Faber commented
Too many clicks to find a folder. on my PC. This feature is on the Mac version currently! It is very handy. Why not on PC?
Umesh Mishra commented
When we move emails to different folders in Outlook, we need to browse through a target folder . When we have a huge number of folders, it is time consuming and annoying to find the target folder. If there could be a feature just search the folder in that small box , that will be really helpful.
Eugene Brodetski commented
Ability to search folder names, and jump to that folder.
In other words, make Outlook for Windows act like Outlook for Mac. This is especially frustrating to me that when I use Outlook on my Mac, I can use Cmd + Shift + M and type the first few letters of the folder name to quickly move my email, but when I switch to my Windows computer, I have to actually scroll through hundreds of folders to find the correct one. The fact that this feature exists for the Mac (and has for some time) and not in the Windows version makes me think this is very intentional.
John Backer commented
The web version of Outlook has a much better logic - it displays recently used folders as well as a type-ahead box. I love being able to just start typing the name of the folder if it's not displayed, which saves a lot of time than having to click 'More' and navigate yet another list.
Enable search of e-mail folders created under my e-mail account.
Due to a lot of diffrent projects to follow up on there is a hard time to find the right folder in the folder structure. A solution would be to be able to search among the folders, so that I can drop/forward my new e-mail to right folder. Today I can right click on the e-mail and request to see e-mails in the conversation. But I must still know exactly where the folder is placed in the struckture to be able to move it to the right folder.
Carl Duncan commented
In the apps (ios) and on the web when you select move on a email it provides you with a option to search for the folder name to move the email. Lots of people have folder trees and i find this very useful to use on those platforms.
If we could add this into the desktop it would increase my (and others) productivity 10 fold as i currently use my mobile to move them rather than scrolling through HEAPS of folders.
Brett Hodel commented
I have two improvements that would make my life tremendously easier. In the Move To Folder UI, all the subfolders would be expanded upon initial opening I could then easily start typing the name of the folder to find it.
My second idea is when opening the Move To Folder UI the focus starts off in a search box to help find the right folder.