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Search Folders

9.11. What Is a Search Folder?

A search folder isn't really a folder at all. It's more of a cross between a folder and a custom view. Search folders are created by saving the search criteria specified in a find operation so that the criteria doesn't have to be manually specified each time you want to perform a particular search. You specify the conditions of the search, such as all tasks of a given category that have been performed in the past week, and save that search as a search folder. Outlook then automatically keeps that folder updated per your search criteria.

9.12. How Can I Customize the Standard Search Folders?

By default, Outlook installs three search folders that provide you with very useful predefined search conditions as well as starting points for creating your own search folders. (Actually, there are about 15 standard search folders, and Outlook displays only 3 of them. See FAQ 9.13 to find out how to view the others.) These search folders, which you can see in either the Mail or Folder List views, consist of the following:


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