Filtering Favorites in Outlook 2010

Posted on 2013-10-28
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I want to apply date filters to my favorites in Outlook 2010 however when I create a filter say for example on or after 01/01/2012 it only applies to that folder and not any of the sub folders, is there a way applying these filters to the sub folders I dont want to have to go through each sub folder and apply a seperate filter it isn't sustainable for future growth.

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ezekielseyes earned 1500 total points
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I've found a great article (link at bottom of my comment) here which says:

In Outlook you can define view templates for this. Depending on your version of Outlook you can either access this via
View-> Arrange By-> Current View-> Define Views…
or via
View-> Current View-> Define Views…
By default all folders and newly created folders are in the “Messages” view (except for the Sent Items folder which is in the “Sent To” view). If you make changes to this view it will automatically also apply these changes to all the folders that are still in the default “Messages” view.
It might be that you’ve already modified the view for some individual folders. This could be even something simple as modifying the column size. In these cases you will find that changes to the default “Messages” view will not apply to these folders. To prevent this from happening you can force a reset on all the folders by starting Outlook with the /cleanviews switch
Start-> Run outlook.exe /cleanviews
(you can also start the Run command by pressing the Windows logo key + R on your keyboard)
This will reset all defined views back to default, clears custom views and will apply the default views to all folders (Inbox, subfolders, Sent Items, Contacts, Calendar, Notes, Tasks and Journal).

If you have many custom views already which you want to keep, you probably don’t want to do this. In this case you can define a new view and simply apply that view on first use of a folder. This is less cumbersome than defining the view per folder.

In Outlook 2010 you can also add the option "Change View" to the Quick Access Toolbar.

As soon as you've created a view you can apply the view to individual folders (at least since Outlook 2010). Please have a look at this article for more detailed information:


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