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Bring back Advanced Find to Outlook Search Tools

Starting with July-August updates Advanced Find option has been removed from Search Tools in Outlook 2016.

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      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Please, please, please...
        Your last update killed search options even indexing options. They all went grey out. It is causing all people get lost in hundreds may be thousands of mails to find one.
        I've tried all suggested sollutions but I have 0 in my hands.
        Please. Again please give us a solution.

        Thank You

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This is NOT fixed!

        Cntl-Shift-F does not bring advanced search, as it did the last 20 years.

        O365, 1808 / Build 10730.20127

      • Advance Find commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Why does advanced find no longer search subfolders like it did last week, even after checking the box to do so?

      • Andre S. commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        What about Outlook the normal Outlook (not the 365) ? There is still no way to open Advanced Find with "Strg + Shift + F" :( Please fix it. Thx

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This is not actually resolved! You only fixed it for Outlook 365. What about us using Outlook Office Professional 2016. The problem still remains. If I happen to be away from my desk for a couple of minutes and a reminder pops up, it is gone before I return, and I miss it.

      • Neal Davies commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Please clarify if this is available now in Office 2013. I was trying to search entire secondary mailboxes with no luck a few months ago. I could only search my primary mailboxes.

      • Tinush commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Thank Outlook Team, love this feature, it save a lot of time. started using it again.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Would be helpful if Advanced find could be applied to messages in Cached Mode too.

      • Toni Wampler commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Why does it take so long to provide an option that already existed?! The search feature is one of the many critical tools used in Outlook (version does not matter). My version of Office Home 365 used to work flawlessly until this update. From what I have read in other forums about how to fix this problem it has been going for many years, not with just this last update. You are very quick to make sure our payments arrive, how about some service in return. If you need to take a feature out, why not ask your paying customer first going forward.

      • Neal Davies commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I need to search sub-folders in a group of mailboxes. I am having this problem with Office 2013, please confirm this will be resolved in 2013 as well as 2016. The message from Outlook Team ("We’ve heard your feedback and pushed out an update to re-enabled Advanced Find") sounds like it has already been sent out but in 2013 I do not see a resolution. Thx in advance

      • ms commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        yes please. i need to work out of a shared mailbox, but i cannot search that mailbox and include all the subfolders.

        please add shared mailboxes to advanced find.

      • Stephen Black commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        You should not de-evolve your product. I used to be able to do a search for how many specific types of meetings. The search will yield the quantity at the bottom of the window. This is no longer the case and quite frankly is SUCKS! I have to physically COUNT my search now.

      • Silvia C commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Necesito mi cuenta como antes es difícil cambiar la cuenta en todos los lugares que tienen mi dirección.

      • IREN commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        SEARCH TOOL TO MY INBOX HAS BEEN DISABLED I NEED TO GET IT BACK

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Dear Sirs,
        In the To Box, when I type a, all the email ID starting with the letter a should be displayed. Nowadays, I get Recent Contacts, which I don't require.
        Thanking you,
        KalyanaSundaram

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