Please include a folder-search box on the left, above the folder hierarchy.
Above the folder hierarchy, similar to OWA, please add a search box that searches only for names of folders. Once the search results are returned dynamically as the name is typed, it should be possible then to move multiple items in the current viewed folder by dragging and dropping. This makes the movement of items into sub-folders quicker and easier especially if there is a long list of folders in a mailbox.
I have so many files on the left side of my mail box, it can sometime take me a bit of time to find the correct folder where I want file my email, because I ve to go through the whole list.
The idea would to include a search window on outlook
Dear Microsoft, I'm using email folders to organize my work and emails in outlook, I have a detailed and somehow a little complicated folders hierarchy including subfolders and sub-subfolders :) (about 100+ folders)
But navigating through folders is too hard. The only option to navigate is to scroll up and down in the folders section. it would be very nice to have a filter (probably a 'text string' filter) to easily find a folder.
Cezar Manechini commented
I work with several folders in Outlook Probably more than 150. It takes me a lot of time to pick the right folder to store an e-mail message. Having this search capability to filter the folders would increase my productivity a lot!
Matt Wojo commented
Yes! PLease! Microsoft Docs uses this: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/apps/desktop/ Makes it soooo much faster and easier to find nested folders.
Sugestão de criar um campo onde possamos pesquisar o nome das pastas criadas. Por exemplo no meu caso, crio uma pasta relacionado a um determinado assunto. Todos os e-mails trocados são movido para esta pasta. Com isto cria-se um acumulo muito grande de pastas e sinto falta de uma pesquisa para os nomes das pastar.
the ability to search in the top of the folder window for a specific folder so you can go to it quickly--I have a number of commonly used folders that it's not practical to make them all favorites, or switch my favorited depending on my work focus that week; in addition to at the top of the folder, also when you're in the window scrolling for a folder to file an e-mail into, it would be helpful to be able to search by folder name there
All these years later, we have new icons and different thems...but something this crucial still lacking. No wonder Outlook is losing its marketshare to innovation like gmail and task managers like todoist. Seriously...have there been any REAL user enhancements in 15 years? Maybe a few...but definitely not many to the average user.
Gene M commented
Within the Search feature of Outlook, add the Folder name as a displayed element, and make the element actionable in that I go to the folder. This will enable me to find all correspondence on the topic. Lastly, highlight the folder name in the folder structure so I can remember where it's located.
Please add search folder option in 'move mail' dialog.. Current implementation is very bad UIX..
And add Right Click Go To Folder in Search Results: On searching for mail the standard way, I always use a column showing the folder the mail is in. Right clicking the 'found' mail, would usefully present a context menu option to Go To Folder.
Also please include search for a folder name in the search options. Why was this left out? Will deep nesting of subject folders (for example numbered or named folders on project mail trail), it is essential to be able to instantly navigated to the folder. Many thanks!
"Serach for a folder" is useful.
But supporting "file this message in that folder" with folder-serach is CRUCIAL.
Gmail does this. One click to initiate the "file-mesage" process; type a few letters from the folder name and Gmail displays a pickable list of the folder whose name includes that substring (anywhere). Click on one of them and you are done.
I have over a thousand folders, and I waste ridiculous amounts of time navigating down my folder tree to the folder I want to file a mesage in. What a waste of time! Especially when the solution is probaby just a programmer-week of time!
Yes! Please do this!! It would save so much time, as I have a long list of folders..with nesting. So it is easy to accintly duplicate similar folders in different area. If I could search by a few letters and see all matching results, it would save item.
ROGER MYERS commented
Search feature needs "folder name" field to add as a "column." I frequently search "current mailbox" and without a "folder name" I'm unsure of email's location. So, I know it exist but I still have to hunt it down.
Panos Livanos commented
This is absolutely necessary. I agree that when having a huge folder structure, scrolling inside a *tiny* window to find the one you need is a pain, especially since this is already solved in OWA where a search field already exists (although the process there is a bit clunky)
Alex Hilton commented
I totally agree with this, I have so many folders and sub folders and can remember the name of them but not necessarily what the main folder they are in, hence it takes a while to search for a folder in an endeavour save or search for emails
we know an email can be searched from any folder but how about we add an option to search a "folder name" itself. as growing folder is getting difficult to manage.