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.
Pat English commented
within the office 365 outlook, why don't you have a "search" for the Move To like you do in the WEB Outlook?
I have lots of folders. It would be super helpful for me to Right Click on my email->Select Move->then enter the folder I want to move the email to!
Should be too hard to make this happen ya?!!
In the Outlook Browser portal you can select multiple emails, go to "move to" and search for a folder to deposit selected emails. This feature does not exist in the Outlook 365 downloadable application. For those of us with hundreds of folders, sorting thousands of emails, this is a huge time saver.
For example, my assistant sends emails to my clients, or clients may email my assistant that get forwarded to me, therefore a quick step doesn't solve my issue since I need a single email address to sort to potentially hundreds of different folders. I sort all of these communications into a client's folder, for later use if necessary. Any outlook user can see how this would be an incredible hassle.
The idea is to enable to type the name of the folder when moving a mail in a specific folder.
It exists on the online version and I find it very efficient.
Richard Pickles commented
Enable the same search for a folder in 'Move to' as outlook.com has into the outlook desktop version
So when moving an email from the inbox, finding the correct folder to move the item to can be done easily and quickly
delete delete commented
Yes, please add this feature. It currently exists on the outlook iOS and it's great.
In Outlook Mac I am able to type the file name to file an email to. In Outlook Windows I have to manually map the location of the file. As a person who has files inside of files this would make my life a lot easier. Thank you so much!
We are using lots of folders so it would be great when moving mails with the "move to" dialog (right click on the mail), that we could search for the right folder.
Best would be an instant search that displays directly what folders might fit the filter of the search.
In other apps like the Nine App (9folders) we can use this and it's sad that we can organize the mails more quickly on the smartphone than in the outlook desktop application
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.