I want to thanks everyone for providing feedback so that we can make Outlook.com better.
The folder scopes that are available is limited today but you can still access them via the “All folders” button on the right side of the search box. You can also select a folder in the left pane first before you search. That will scope the search to just that folder.
We are working to improve the Advanced Search function which will allow you to scope your search to any folders. We will let you know when the feature is available.
An error occurred while saving the commentEJ Hill commented
It would be VERY USEFUL to have folders powered by search filters. In other words, if we could create folders based on a search term, like "price list". It would serve as an alternative to message rules. Search folders could include results from the Inbox, Archive and Sent Items. Would be a HUGE time saver.EJ Hill supported this idea ·