Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
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Use Search Folders
Outlook automatically keeps Search Folder contents up to date. The names of folders
containing unread or lagged items are bold, with the number of unread items after the
folder name. The names of folders whose contents are not up to date are italic.
Each message in your mailbox is stored in only one folder (such as your Inbox), but it
might appear in multiple Search Folders. Changing or deleting a message in a Search
Folder changes or deletes the message in the folder in which it is stored.
To create Search Folders ➤
1. Display any mail folder.
2. On the Folder tab, in the New group, click New Search Folder to open the New
Search Folder dialog box.
In the Folder List , within the mailbox for which you want to create the Search
Folder, click Search Folders , and then click New Search Folder .
Press Ctrl+Shift+P .
3. In the New Search Folder dialog box, click the type of Search Folder you want to
create, provide the search criteria that define the Search Folder contents, and then
click OK .
To modify criteria for an existing Search Folder ➤
1. Right-click the folder, and then click Customize This Search Folder .
2. Modify the Search Folder name or criteria, and then click OK .
To update a Search Folder ➤
➜ In the Folder List , click the folder name.