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Old June 28th 10, 03:08 PM posted to
PA Bear [MS MVP]
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Default Find Message doesn't tell me folder path

Expand all folders in Folders pane and look for it.

roricka wrote:
May I speak frankly (and gimme a break -- everyone has a right to vent a
tad)? I asked a simple question. How do I find the path of the folder
that is reported when I do a Find Message in OE. If you don't understand
the question, all you have to do is say I don't understand (i.e., reread
my original post. It's clear "check the subfolder box" couldn't be the
answer I was looking for). And if you think it is impossible, all you
have to say is I think it is impossible. What I am really really tired
of is people giving unsolicited behavioral advice. Did I ask for
behavioral advice? Don't get ****ed. Hear me out. I wrote that I might
have duplicate folder names in case you were to write, as is incredibly
common, "well, why would you ever want to do..." or " well, why would
you ever set up like..." etc. etc. etc. I DON"T HAVE FOLDERS WITH
DUPLICATE NAMES. I only mentioned that as an example where just having
the parent folder might not be enough. And besides, you are wrong. There
is absolutely nothing wrong with having folders with duplicate names. Of
course I have good backups. How patronizing of you to ask me about that.
Look, if OE has a weakness, that you can't find folder paths, then sure,
each folder should include its path in its name. Is this the case?

Thank you for the suggestion about marking unread. I have dozens of
folders containing unread mail so it doesn't help, I'm afraid, but it is
a good idea. However, in answer to my original question, I am assuming
that your answer is "there is no way to do that" -- i.e., there is no
way to obtain the path to the found parent folder. Or more specifically,
there is no way to find the path of a given stored email. Is that

'PA Bear [MS MVP Wrote:

None of you user-created folders should have the same name. Rename any
folders to avoid such self-made confusion (e.g., Saved Messages1, Saved

Messages2, etc.; Archive2007, Archive2008, etc.).

roricka wrote:-
Indeed PA Bear, it tells me the name of the sub FOLDER. But my
is, what is the PATH to that folder? Let's say it's 3 subfolders deep,
and I gave it an obscure name. Or let's say I have several subfolders
(under different parent folders) with the same name. Simply having the
name of the subfolder doesn't give me enough info to find the email
more importantly, OTHER emails that may be in that same subfolder.)
dig?? How do I figure that out, without having to expand every folder
and look down every path?

'PA Bear [MS MVP Wrote:-
;350242']If the "Include subfolders" option is checked, the subfolder
name should be
displayed in the Results.

roricka wrote:-
When I use Find Message (Ctrl-Shift-F), the resulting list only says
folder name of the mail. If I've created subfolders, it doesn't tell
how to find that folder, i.e., the "path" to the folder. Is there a
to do this. I have a fairly deep structure, and sometimes I have to
spend a lot of time finding the location of a found email.

How do other people handle this problem?

Thanks. - --