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How to show full folder path of email search results in Outlook?

Have you ever felt frustrated that the Outlook only shows the containing folder for each matching search results? If there are folders with same names in your Outlook, it is time-consuming to find the specific folder one by one for a certain search result. Showing full folder path of email search result is an efficient way for you to find the certain folder of the searched out emails. Please browse the following article for more detailed information.

Show full folder path of email search results in Outlook

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To find the full folder path of an email in search results list in Outlook, please do as follows.

1. After finishing searching emails, please select an email which you want to show its full folder path.

2. Then click Search > Search Tools > Advanced Find in Outlook 2010 /2013/2016, or you can press Ctrl + Shift +F shortcut keys to enable the Find and Replace function.

Tip: In Outlook 2007, please click Tools > Instant Search > Advanced Find to open the Find and Replace dialog, see screenshot:

3. In the popping up Advanced Find dialog box, please click Browse button.

4. After clicking Browse button in the Advanced Find dialog box, a Select Folder(s) dialog box will pop up. In this dialog, you can see the specific folder of your selected email which is locating at has been checked with a mark.

You can see the full folder path of the search result at a glance with this method, and the go to the certain folder to find the email you have search out easily.

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    Ernest Jacobs · 2 years ago
    I have many folders, maybe a few hundred, and this worked brilliantly and saved much time - many thanks
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    Bob Calnan · 2 years ago
    This did not work. The Outlook message is in the "Image Management" folder. Following the above steps (Outlook 2010), only the Inbox is checked.

    Any suggestions?