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.
In Mac Outlook, we wanted to move the incoming mail to another folder, or click Move to folder or click the Move to folder to open the folder menu, and we could manually select which folder to move or move the folder name. But the windows do not have this feature. I think if we write the name into the folder, we'il be speeding up mail traffic. Move to folder by typing the folder name.
In the move option, have the ability to type in the location vs. scroll for it similar to how this works on apple devices.
Similar to the Office.com Outlook functionality, when using the Move button to move mail items to a folder or subfolder, have Outlook allow you to type in the same of the folder to make filing things away in folders easier instead of having to search through a huge list of folders.
Yes. I now go to the web version (OWA) to do my filing it is so much more efficient. I find it better than the mobile version which is also better than Outlook 2016 desktop
a very much need feature for anyone with multiple folders. Interestingly it's there in Mobile version - why not add it in desktop version also?
zachery swindle commented
If you have an IOS device you can search for a folder that could be 2-3 folders levels deep and then move the e-mail to that folder. This also works in the outlook online version.
I notice with Outlook 1902 Build 11328.20158 windows desktop still does not have this option.
Outlook is doing an Alphabetical search of only the top level of folders as you skype.
If you start typing the name of a sub folder, outlook can find the folder unless it’s in the root list of folders.
Could you add folder Search for moving emails to folders.
I fully agree to the topic. Our organisation just changed from Lotus Notes to Outlook (thanks goodness!). Nevertheless, I miss exactly this option which was implemented in Lotus Notes. Select a mail, click the move button, write the folder name (folders visually appeared) and press ok. Simple and very fast!!
Thomas B. commented
Up on this topic. Looking for this feature since a long time. I do not want to be forced to use the webapp even when I am using my laptop...
This is absolutely unconceivable from a company like Microsoft!!! Microsoft can you please get back to normal senses? On IOS and Mac you have this feature, on the webapp you have it, on your flagship software Outlook you don't???
You won't believe if I would tell you!!! Not to mention that other features are then missing on the mac. absolute chaos! My 7 year old son would do a better job!
Juan Carlos P. commented
Mac version and iOS version has this feature... why is still not added to windows and android versions? It will be very useful
Input field / search field in context menu "Move"
In the "Move" function, the most recently used folders and "In other folders" appear. Gmail has an input search box. This facilitates and accelerates the shifting.
Eingabefeld/Suchfeld im Kontextmenü "Verschieben"
Bei der Funktion "Verschieben" scheinen die zuletzt genutzten Ordner sowie "In anderen Ordner" auf. Bei Gmail gibt es ein Eingabe- Suchfeld. Das erleichtert und beschleunigt das Verschieben.
I use Simply File to move emails quickly to a specific folder. The feature allows me to use a keyboard shortcut to bring up a dialogue box that I can immediately can type the name of the folder in, hit enter, and the email goes there. It allows me to process emails efficiently. Outlook should adopt this feature.
I have hundreds of nested folders for Emails. It is very tedious to find a particular folder every time I need to move an email into one that is not in the favorites bar (Dozens of times a day)
If there was an simple option that said 'Move to folder' and you can search for that folder by name that would be amazing. It should be possible to move conversations or multiple selected mails to the folder.
An additional improvement could be an AI algorithm that predicts which folder you would likely want to move an conversation/mail to based on sender/content etc
When filing emails via MOVE, to be able to type the folder name into a search function and it present up the top, rather than having to click on every folder, to drill down into sub-folders. For the search function to bring up all top level folders, including the sub folders beneath (like gmail does).
Right click an email, click move, click OTHER FOLDER then type the name of the folder in a search field in the destination FOLDER window.
Oddly enough, the mobile app does this.
Please add an option to allow users to move an email to a folder by writing the folder name in a search box rather than scrolling.
chad hire commented
Add a quicker search/filter folder under move to quickly find the folder you want to move email to instead of having to click Move To and see list of all folders and select one. Would be more like ability that's available in mobile versions.
You offer this in OWA but need it in Outlook!!!!
Matt Wurth commented
Add the ability to search folders and sub-folders in the Move Items dialog box and select from the results to move the items to. This feature would make it much faster to move emails to specific archive folders. Taking time to navigate multiple sub-folders via the tree view takes too long.
Jimmy Sieben commented
Make Move to Folder on Windows work like on Mac.
On the Mac, you get a nice dialog that allows you to type a partial match of the folder name and it filters the list. This makes the workflow for filing mail very quick and fingers never leave the keyboard.
On Windows, I have to use the mouse to navigate a folder list.
This request is to add the same smart filtering dialog on Windows that we have on Mac, permitting a fast keyboard-only workflow.