Search in Outlook 2007, 2010 and 2013 is awesome. Depending on the way you work, this little tweak will save you a little time every time you need to do a search for emails.
Outlook (by default) searches emails in the current folder you are in. The Search results also come up with a link at the bottom to “Try Searching all Mail Items”. I find myself ALWAYS clicking on the Search All link as I rarely bother to move to the relevant folder first.
Here’s a quick setting changing that will force Outlook to search all mail items by default.
In Outlook 2010/2013, click File-Options and then click the Search tab to display Search Options.
Click All folders and then click OK
In Outlook 2007, click Tools-Options and then click the Search Options button on the Preferences tab to display the Search Options box.
Click All folders and then click OK.
It’s a small tweak but it could save you a lot of clicks.
Do you have any other Search tricks that you find useful. Share it with other readers by leaving a comment on the blog.
Fixing Search Problems in Outlook 2007 and Outlook 2010