Which folder is my email in .... Outlook

TractorGirl327

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Feb 2, 2017
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Hey Everyone, I'm using MS Outlook for Mac on my MBP and just have one problem with it I'm wondering if anyone can help.

I have quite a lot of folders in use and want to find a specific email. I can search for salient words and the search system finds the email, and I can display it ... BUT ... I have absolutely no idea what folder it's in! Why doesn't the system tell me? Is there a way to find out without trawling through all the folders and subfolders looking for it?

When I do a similar search on my iPhone (again with Outlook) it tells me next to each email which folder it's in so why can't it be the same on my MBP? I'm sure there must be missing something pretty obvious but for the life of me can't see what!!!!

Any help appreciated. Thank you.
 

Merode

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The easiest solution would be to open that e-mail and then move it to desired folder. Then you don't have to keep looking, you know where it is.
 

TractorGirl327

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Feb 2, 2017
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The easiest solution would be to open that e-mail and then move it to desired folder. Then you don't have to keep looking, you know where it is.
Yeah, I guess so, thank you I'd not thought of that, but it still seems daft that I can't see what folder it's in!!
 

djomaha

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Jun 30, 2020
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There is in fact a "In Folder" field in Outlook, but it might be hidden. I'm using Windows, but I'm sure the process is similar. Right click the menu bar where it says Subject. Go to Field Chooser. Use the pull down to select All Mail Fields. Scroll down to In Folder. Click and drag that box out to the menu bar.
 

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