Can I fix the default search folder?



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Can I fix the default search folder?

Postby Beemer » Fri, 12 Nov 2004 00:16:24 GMT

In OL2003 I want to fix the default personal folder to "Personal Folders 
plus search subfolders".   How can I do this?  Is it a registry change?


Re: Can I fix the default search folder?

Postby Brian Tillman » Fri, 12 Nov 2004 04:12:44 GMT

What type of account?  With some types of accounts, you should be able to 
right-click on"Personal Folders", choose Properties, then Advanced and 
change the name that gets displayed.
Brian Tillman 

Re: Can I fix the default search folder?

Postby Beemer » Fri, 12 Nov 2004 16:12:54 GMT

In article <O# XXXX@XXXXX.COM >, tillman1952 says...


The subject of my post relates to changing the Outlook 2003 default 
"search" folder.  I use search frequently and every time I have to 
change the search folder from "contacts" to "Personal folder" plus tick 
the subfolder box.  I want all this to be the default and not return to 
just "contacts"


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> whilst it displays my preferred folders and files in the main box, the
> "Look in:" box above still displays "My Documents" on every new
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I've found the solution by a lot of trial and error.
When I changed the registry keys (see below) from "C:\" to "C:\*.*"   I
noticed that if I ran OE direct from Start > Programs, on each new OE
session, the "Look in:" box displayed "My Documents". However, if I
called OE from Mailwasher or from OE Quotefix, the "Look In:" box then
displayed the folder of that calling application. In every case,
regardless of which folder appeared in the "Look in:" box, the folders
and files on C:\ were displayed in the main box (which is what I want).

On the shortcut properties for OE, Mailwasher & OE Quotefix, I changed
the "Start in" value to "C:\" and now OE always displays C:\  in the
"Look in:" box with the required folders and files displayed in the box
underneath. I am now feeling quite happy and may well treat myself to a

ll Folders\Personal

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5.When searching this type of folder, you can't search other folders at the same time


I have a user that is trying to use Advanced Find to search another users 
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When the user selects the browse button to select more than one directory to 
search, the following error message appears "When searching this type of 
folder, you can't search other folders at the same time".
Also, if a top directory is selected, Advanced Find does not do a recursive 
search, but only searches the selected directory.
The user has the owner role assigned to the folders in question, so I don't 
think that's it to do with permissions...

Any help would be greatly appreciated! 

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