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1 .Any idea how to use Window Explorer to search a Outlook item ?
2. Once the item is searched, how to check which subfolder it is located in Outlook ?

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by:John Hurst
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You cannot search Outlook from Windows Explorer. That will just search your file structure.

Use Windows Search and that WILL search Outlook. I do this all the time.

Open Control Panel, Index Options and ensure both Outlook and USERS show up in Locations. Rebuild the index if you make changes.

Now use Windows Search and you will quickly find anything that was indexed.

Explorer search is (can be) slower as you may be searching non-indexed locations. I do this also.
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which window search are u talking about? can u assist me with screen dump.

after searching the outlook item, how can find out which subfolder inside outlook does it locate?
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Windows Search is normally activated by Start, Search and typing in the search window box. It depends partly on which version of Windows

Windows Search will definitely find Outlook items. It sometimes is tricky to find out which folder and that can even depend on which email and if the folder is in an archive.

First try searching and finding and then see if we can help with which folder. We would need to know which Windows and which Outlook.
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@AXISHK - Thanks and I was happy to help.
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