I'm using Microsoft Outlook to search for messages based on sender, keyword, etc., but the search results do not include a "Folder" column.

  1. In older versions of Outlook (Classic Outlook), there was an Advanced Find dialog accessed using Ctrl+Shift+F that showed the location of messages in search results as a tooltip when hovering over them. This functionality doesn't appear supported in New Outlook.

  2. In Outlook on the web, a message's location is listed within the search results: Outlook on the web

How can I determine the location of messages in search results?

Microsoft Outlook for Microsoft 365 MSO
Version 2402, Build 16.0.17328.20282, 64-bit
Microsoft 365 apps for Enterprise

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    I edited your question for clarity and corrected the tag in preparation for a return to Super User. Returning it will not reopen it on that end however I will contact their mods and ask them to reopen it. Note I also refunded your bounty as the question cannot be returned to Super User with an active bounty. If you are so inclined, you can add a new bounty once it is reopened there.
    – Blindspots
    Commented May 28 at 12:04
  • Question is being returned to Super User as it is about Outlook not Outlook on the web
    – Blindspots
    Commented May 28 at 14:58

1 Answer 1

"In Outlook Online (Office 365)..."

Outlook on the web

The online version of Microsoft Outlook for users of Microsoft 365, Exchange Server1, and Exchange Online is now called Outlook on the web.2

Office 365 was rebranded Microsoft 365 in mid-20203.

In Outlook on the Web, a message's location is listed within the search results:

Outlook search results for 'message center'

Additional Resources

  1. Get help with Outlook on the web
  2. Office 365 is now Microsoft 365
  3. Compare Microsoft 365 plans:
    1. Microsoft 365 Family and Personal
    2. Microsoft 365 for Business w/ Teams and without Teams
    3. pdf icon Microsoft 365 for Enterprise, Full Comparison Table
      Microsoft 365, Office 365, Enterprise Mobility + Security, and Windows 11 Subscriptions
  4. Microsoft 365 and Office Resources
  5. Supported web browsers for Outlook on the web in Exchange Server 2016 & 2019
  6. Outlook on the web in Exchange Server
  7. Outlook on the web in Exchange Online


Outlook Web App was the branding for organizations running Exchange Server 2013
There also exists a 'Light' version with reduced functionality for Outlook on the web (Exchange 2016+) and Outlook Web Access (Exchange 2013).
Microsoft maintained the 'Office 365' naming for 3 of it's enterprise subscriptions that do not include Teams: Office 365 E1, Office 365 E3, Office 365 E5.
  • This is not the interface I have at all. How did you got there?
    – dr_
    Commented May 27 at 6:55
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    Ah, I see the misunderstanding. Outlook Online is not a web application, it has its own client, which I use. But in fact accessing it from the web results in the solution you have shown. I'd like to find a solution that works from the standalone app.
    – dr_
    Commented May 27 at 7:00
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    @dr_ While I can see the word 'online' used beside Outlook in some places, I'm not aware of a current desktop or web app called 'Outlook Online'. If it's a desktop app it's on-topic on Super User, if a web app then here. You should provide more clarity on the specific app you are discussing. Editing your Q to include product name, version #, and screenshots would clear up a lot of confusion.
    – Blindspots
    Commented May 27 at 18:26
  • Done, thanks for your help.
    – dr_
    Commented May 28 at 7:28

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