Option to display folder of email after search
I have a huge number of sub-folders in my post office box.
When I use the search tool to find specific email it would be nice to have an option to display the corresponding sub-folder. Something similar like the "Open folder" option when you right click on a Windows Search result.
Considering the huge number of sub-folders, finding the corresponding folder of an email is sometimes not obvious.
Steve Gabrielli commented
I have a number of projects all of which have the same sub-folder names but different main folder name. i.e., Folder 1, SF2, SF3, SF4... Folder 2, SF1, SF2, SF3, Folder 3, SF1, SF2, SF3, and so on. If I have an email stored in folder SF2, the only information that Outlook can give me is that the email is in SF2 (Of which there are many). I would like Outlook to give me the "Full Path" of the folder? i.e., Folder 2->SF2.
MS.. any updates on this??
List the FOLDER LOCATION of an email in the SEARCH RESULT!! I agree. Why did you take this away along with right-click sorting?!
Sidney WHITAKER commented
A tag to show whichF|older a message (found after using "SEARCH ALL successfully) was stored in, so that a further message from or to the same address can be 2moved2 there.
I want to know where the email resides. It pops up in the search but I can't tell which folder it's in. Elementary! So annoying.
Despite MS' claim that the advanced find feature has been returned to us the "In Folder" column in the search results window can't be made visible by default. Previous versions of Outlook allowed users to select "In Folder" from the Frequently-used fields menu of the Field Chooser. Now to find it you have to go to All Mail fields to find it. As silly a change as this is, it can be done with a few more time-consuming mouse clicks. The problem remains that even after adding the "In Folder" field, it doesn't stick around for subsequent searches. This seems like such a basic and useful feature that somehow has become lost in the evolution of the program. MS please address this. Eliminating this feature was certainly not an improvement in the overall user experience.
Darin commented · Oct 24, 2017
The "In Folder" field can be selected in Field Chooser or View Settings but after one or two searches the field disappears. Even after adding the field when you click "More," the search results defaults back to all the other fields showing except the "In Folder" I had just added. This appears to be a bug in Outlook. I've seen a few comments on this but I think it needs a Vote.
marco baudo commented
Hello to all. In Outlook you can not know, after finding an email through the search bar, the folder in which it is contained. Is it possible to implement this function? I find it really useful, Gmail uses it since it was born .. The ability to put an email in a single folder is a limit for cataloging, the labels are much more functional, but too complex to use here in Outlook. I suggest a type like Gmail. thank you
Hovering over the email subject does show the folder name where the email resides, but not the path.
However if you have similar folder structures throughout your overall structure, this may not be as helpful as you think.
eg <customer> <'Invoices' sub-folder>
Searching and then hovering would just show you the folders name and not the path.
So ability to show 'FULL Folder Path' in the search result AND when hovering would be great
Stephen Chan commented
Agreed and also adding column of folder path in the search result.
Brett M commented
Some where on the email preview panel I would like to be able to quickly identify which folder that email is located in. Right now I have to do a search to find the email, but I cant tell which folder it sits in. There is allot of dead space that could easily be used to display bread crumbs or the folder name in which its located.
even more! after navigating to some email from todo list I want to se in which folder it is
When displaying search results Field Chooser in previous versions would allow adding the "In Folder" column. This can still be added but it typically disappears the next time I search. Has anyone come across a fix for this?
I agree that folder name should be immediately visible after a standard "current mailbox" search.
Also, folder management should work at least as well as in the recently deprecated "Advanced Find": it should be possible to restrict search to several same-level folders (with or without sub-folders). This was previously done by tick boxes in a "browse folders" menu.
Current options "all folders", "current folder" and "sub-folders" are not good enough for users who have been sorting email in many folders for years.
After I do a search across "All Mailboxes" there is no way to tell the account and folder in which a result item was found.
Any Outlook search that searches across multiple sources fails to indicate what source a result item came from.
I think Outlook used to show where an item was from, but currently the Detail view shows nothing. Admittedly, a user is usually browsing account folders, so this isn't needed, except for multiple source searches.
would like the search fields in Outlook to be customizable; e.g. I would always like to see the "in folder" field
This is really needed!
I often find the email or some of the mails I need but I never know how to find the folder it is in. I get a pop up info telling me the name of the folder but it doesn't tell me where I find that folder. It's totally annoying, there is no chance to get to the folder and the other contents of that folder.
Agreed. We dont know in which folder that particular email resides.
List the FOLDER LOCATION of an email in the SEARCH RESULTS