Refreshing Search Folders

Posted on 2006-04-17
Last Modified: 2010-04-08
Hi all,

A simple question (I hope)...

How can I refresh Search Folders in Outlook 2003?  For example, I have a default one "For Follow-Up" that looks at items in all personal folders for the "follow-up" flag.  However, I cannot refresh this after manually flagging a message for followup.

- F5 does not work
- View...Refresh is grayed out on the menu bar
- Closing outlook and re-opening doesn't refresh it either.

Any ideas?
Question by:dsstao
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    by:David Lee
    Greetings, dsstao.

    The view should update automatically.  I'd delete the folder and re-create it.

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    Well, u know what?  I pulled a "stupid".  Turns out, while the search folder says "items flagged for followup" it means "items flagged for followup TODAY".  Grrrr...

    BlueDevil, if you want to put a comment like that I'll give you credit since deleting/recreating the folder is what led to this mere mortal epiphany :-)
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    Accepted Solution

    Ok.  Perhaps the search folder's criteria isn't set the way you believe it is.  Since you can't edit the criteria for default search folders, try deleting the search folder and create it again.

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