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You can only create a search folder for an e-mail folder in Outlook 2007 and in Outlook 2003

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When you try to create a new search folder, you can only create a search folder for an e-mail folder. For example, you cannot create a search folder in the Calendar folder.
This behavior occurs because you can only create a search folder for e-mail folders when you use the menu method to create the search folder in Microsoft Office Outlook 2007 and in Microsoft Office Outlook 2003.
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To work around this behavior, you must create a macro solution if you want to create a new search folder in a folder other than an e-mail folder. For example, to create a new search folder for the Calendar folder, create a Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications macro similar to the following sample macro:

Sub CreateNewSearchFolder()   Dim objSch As Search   'Create a folder that shows all recurring calendar items   Dim strF As String   strF = "{00062002-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}/8223000b=1"   Dim strS As String   strS = "Calendar"   Dim strTag As String   strTag = "RecurSearch"   Set objSch = Application.AdvancedSearch(Scope:=strS, Filter:=strF, _      SearchSubFolders:=True, Tag:=strTag)   If objSch Is Nothing Then      MsgBox "Sorry, the search folder could not be created."   End If   objSch.Save ("MyCal") 'Change MyCal to the search folder you want to create End Sub
Microsoft Outlook uses folders to contain collections of data. An Outlook folder contains items such as your new e-mail messages (Inbox), sent e-mail messages (Sent Items), or e-mail messages that you want to save are stored. E-mail messages are not stored in search folders. Search folders are virtual folders that contain views of all e-mail items that matches specific search criteria.
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Article ID: 817890 - Last Review: 02/01/2007 02:54:25 - Revision: 3.4

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