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.
Marcus Lopez commented
When using the [Move To] or [Copy To] features for Mail Items, the dialog window with the folder hierarchy appears. The user is able to traverse through the hierarchy to find the folder to which the email will be moved/copied. In the Outlook for Mac version of the software, in this dialog with the folder hierarchy, the user is able to type the name of the folder - making it really quick to move/copy the email. In the Windows versions of Outlook, you are not able to search the folder hierarchy or type-to-find the folder. The user is required to traverse through the hierarchy to the specific location - which can be time consuming.
It would be great to, at a minimum, match the functionality of this feature in the Outlook for Mac versions. Thanks.
Vitalij Kozlovskij commented
very needed feature
Have an option to search for a folder in the move email drop-down menu.
This has been in Mac for years, why not in windows? this is really efficient tool when having tons of folders, please a little help here!
When navigating to a folder, there should be a place to type a filter whereby typing the folder would instantly remove any folders that don't match the filter, allowing us much quicker access to the folder we want to view.
When moving or copying emails to a folder, there should be a place to type a filter whereby all folders not matching the filter would be removed.
the place to type a filter would resemble the search bar currently used for finding content, but in the navigation pane and available in the move/copy email dialog.
Move to folder can be easier. Click on move and type the folder name, select the option. Like Gmail.
I have more than 100 folders and subfolders. I manage my emails by filing to the needed folder after the work is done. I am constantly scrolling. Very annoying.
Solution: Click on move. Type the folder name or even just the first few letters, get the options, click on the one you mean, and done. Gmail is doing this so much better.
Holger Maune commented
In the Mac version you have a search field in the dropdown menu for moving mails. I would like to have the same functionality in the Windows one.
Super good idea!!! This option is actually available on Outlook Webmail and Outlook for iOS but not in the Windows client. This forces me to swap between devices to archive my mail.
Peter Watters commented
When moving email messages out of the inbox to a folder and using the keyboard, the user can type the first few letters of the folder name to locate the destination folder. However sub-folders are not found using this method. The user must first find the parent folder, right-arrow to expand it, and then type some more of the folder name. This is quite tedious.
The Windows version of Outlook should work like the Mac version, i.e. no matter whether the folder tree is expanded or collapsed, typing a search string should locate the sub-folder.
I have many folder and when I need to find the specific folder to keep my email is difficult to find, by clicking move > other folder its open a list of folder I have, I want a search bottom like we have on Outlook for MAC OS, just type folder name and done!!!
The Move to button should give you space to type 1st and auto suggest the folders you have created instead of randomly suggesting the last folders you were in.
Can we have a facility like on IOS and Android that when you wish to move an email to an Email folder it gives you a search box so you can enter in the folder name. Currently i have to try and remember where the folder is each time which can be time consuming. Having a folder search here will help resolve this issue.
Add search bar to search folder to move email to a specific folder just by typing the name o folder like in OUTLOOK for MAC.
Kevin Collins commented
When using the "Move" function to change the folder location, it drops down the list of last used Move Choices.
But you cannot search for the Folder.
This feature is already available in the Outlook Web-portal Version
Folder Search: It would be nice to have a folder search option over the navigation options (mail, calendar, tasks) to search for folder names including inbox 7 sent so one can easily find a folder and move emails into it. This can be inserted into the move to feature. This is very useful when one has a number of folders and sub-folders
When moving Items to a folder then selecting the folder takes time if yiu have moany folders. Make the Folder Dialog Box Searchable
This wish, that has turned into a requirement, has been first requested in 2016!! Now in 2020 this still has not been made into a function. Come on Microsoft, you can do better than this?!
When I move a folder it would be a lot better to be able to move them quicker.
Ctrl-Shift-V it then opens a folder structure, this by default condenses all the folders, it would be a LOT better if you would just start typing the name of the folder then press enter.
On a mac this is how it works, it really works a lot faster for those of us who have a lot of folders it is actually easier to use the mac version than the windows version.
Andika Putraditama commented
For people who uses folder system, it is very annoying that desktop version of Outlook does not have search function when you move an email to certain folder. This should be fairly easy and straightforward.
The method to move an email from an inbox to a folder requires the user to select through the folder tree. This is time consuming if the end result (folder) is two or more folders deep. Adding a search field in the move to modal to find the folder by name would speed up this process.