In my Gmail, I want to search a keyword that appears only in a specific folder.

Currently, it displays results from all folders.

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By folder, you mean label right? If you navigate to a label, it should already populate the search bar with the format needed. So if I have a label called "Finances" the search should be

label:finances and then whatever you're searching for

If it's nested, it will be marked by a dash so if I have a "Bills" folder under that it would be

label:finances-bills search


All you have to do is either go in the label or click on the little arrow on the right hand side of the search box.

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For more info you can read about: Search operators you can use with Gmail

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