change default search in Outlook 2013

Is there a way to change the default search in Outlook 2013 from "Search all mail items (Ctrl E)" to "received:this year" when Outlook opens?  I have already changed to search all mailboxes.

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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
No. Time limited search is not a default option. You need to change when you search.

Look in Outlook, Options, Search and you can see the available options. Time limited is not in the options or in the Search tab setup
Najam UddinCommented:
Try this,

Click on search, In Ribbon select more under search, select start date from option and select this year. Although "This year" wont persist yet search filter on start date will remain across sessions until user changes.
Alexei KuznetsovMicrosoft Outlook MVPCommented:
Easy! Just create a Search Folder, name it something like "This Year" and specify the criteria (on the Advanced tab): Received on after 1.1.2015. Now you'll get all this year's emails in this folder and you can just open it and search it.
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thenelsonAuthor Commented:
Perhaps I asked the wrong question.  "Search all mail items (Ctrl E)" does not bring up all of the emails which is why I manually change it to  "received:this year". In Options > Search I have "Include results only from: All Mailboxes" selected and "Improve search speed by limiting the number of results shown" not checked. But still "Search all mail items (Ctrl E)" does not bring up all of the emails while  "received:this year" does. Is there a way to resolve this problem?
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Make sure Windows Index Options include Outlook and Users as locations. Make sure Outlook Options for Search includes All mailboxes. Check most of the selections below that.

Now, close Outlook, restart the computer, open Outlook and minimize it. Go back to Index Options in Windows and rebuild the index. This will take a while
thenelsonAuthor Commented:
Here are the indexed locations:indexed locationsThis is what Outlook search options looks like:Search optionsI don't see an option to rebuild the index in Indexing Options - how do I do that?
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
In the above, Offline Files does not look active. Otherwise the folders look fine.

Go to Control Panel, Indexing Options. click on Advanced at the bottom and then click Rebuild. The Rebuild option is in Windows, not Outlook.

Outlook search is integrated with and has its foundation in Windows 7 and above.
thenelsonAuthor Commented:
I rebuilt the indexes but it did not change the problem.

I figured out why all emails are not showing up with  "Search all mail items (Ctrl E)" (but still don't know how to change its behavior to what I want). I have 5 email accounts  "Search all mail items (Ctrl E)" shows only the emails in the account I have selected even though I am using search all mailboxes. What I want is to display all emails from all email accounts in one display as my default view. Anyway to do this?
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
What I want is to display all emails from all email accounts in one display as my default view. Anyway to do this?

I think it depends on how you set it up and how you search. If you set up a separate PST file for each account and use Outlook to search in one PST file (which it will do) then it is constrained to that PST file.

You can search from Windows Search and it should find all things in all PST files.

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thenelsonAuthor Commented:
While researching to respond to your last comment, I noticed "Selected account delivers new messages to the following location:" So I changed all accounts to deliver messages to the same folder and moved all the existing messages to that account. Problem solved.

So I have one last question. If it is not a quick easy question, I'll open a new question. Is there a way to delete the other email locations displayed on the left without removing the accounts:
email account list
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Is there a way to delete the other email locations displayed on the left without removing the accounts:

You can certainly remove anything from Favourites. I have no favourites.

I think you can Close a folder without deleting the account. Be careful, but I think you can do this.

However, not displaying Favourites and not displaying accounts that exist will not change the search structure.
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Any update as you said your problem was solved?
thenelsonAuthor Commented:
Thanks John
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
You are very welcome and I was happy to help.
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