Email searches in Outlook 2013 work as expected. I am trying to refine it by excluding certain folders by default. I was hoping I could uncheck certain folders in Control Panel > Indexing Options > Outlook. Unfortunately, the checkbox is for Outlook itself. I can either search Outlook or not. There is no refinement beyond that. Is there another way to exclude searching of specific folders?


You can use either Advanced Search or create a Search Folder that will include only required folders and search against this Search Folder.

  • Hmmm... And what happens if you create a Search Folder specifying only folders a, b and c (clicking Browse and without any Criteria)? – thims Dec 5 '14 at 18:02

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