A colleague passed along a cool tip on how to easily see what folder an email is in, especially when you’re doing a search. Here’s how you add an In Folder column to your Inbox in Outlook…
While in your Inbox, go to View > View Settings > Columns:
Change the Select available columns from field to All Mail Fields, select In Folder, and click Add ->:
The In Folder column will now appear in the Show these columns list. I clicked the In Folder column and clicked Move Up to place it before the Categories field, and then clicked OK to save that selection:
Now when I do a search for the word tip, I get all my results along with information about which folder I can find the document in:
Exactly the advice I was looking for, but after the “In Folder” column is added, you need to select “Change View” in the View tab and either “Save Current View as a New View” or “Apply Current View to Other Mail Folders”. Otherwise your settings will revert to the default settings once you change folders.
That is exactly right Andrew. Thank you
Is there a way to have the “in folder” show the full path to the folder shown?
didn’t work for me Using outlook 2013
thank you for the suggestion