SBS 2011 Exchange 2010 search public folders from outlook clients


I'm looking for a way to search "public folder" items from outlook 2010 & 2013.
Now outlook only searches the local inbox and not the public folder box, I checked
Windows indexing box for public folders but this doesn't seem to help.

its a large (20GB public folder with about 400 subfolders)

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Murali ReddyExchange ExpertCommented:
Yes you can search the public folder through advanced find i.e. {CTRL} + {SHFT} + F and in the advanced find section select browse and navigate to respective public folder.

However the limitation is, when it comes to public folders, you can search only one folder at a time, the checkbox to search subfolders will be automatically grayed out when selecting a public folder. This is a limitation.

You can also give a normal searchb and select public folder to search for. Even here, you don't have an option to specify sub folders.

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BenderamaAuthor Commented:
Thanks for the reply, is there no alternative for this in 3rd party software or something?
Murali ReddyExchange ExpertCommented:
Unfortunately not from Microsoft- refer

Could you check this post, It is based on windows desktop search feature. Might work for you. But I still doubt if the subfolders are included!

I'm not sure about the third party tools,.
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