Searching tasks that are archived

phrab

Senior Member
Outlook version
Outlook 2016 64 bit
Email Account
IMAP
I have Outlook 2016 & Windows 10 Pro. When I click on my archived tasks folder, it doesn't show anything (nothing is due). When I click in the search box, it doesn't find any tasks that have been archived. How can I search my archive.pst for past tasks?
Thank you in advance.
 

phrab

Senior Member
Outlook version
Outlook 2016 64 bit
Email Account
IMAP
Thanks for the reply. Yes, I tried "All task items". I just tried "All Outlook items" & it worked this time. It also gives me results in Contacts & current tasks. Is there a reason that it won't work for either All Task Items or Current Folder?
 

Diane Poremsky

Senior Member
Outlook version
Outlook 2016 32 bit
Email Account
Office 365 Exchange
I can't think of any reason who it would not work for all tasks - except there are search bugs that come and go that affect the search scopes.
 

Lewis-H

Senior Member
Outlook version
Outlook 2016 64 bit
Email Account
Office 365 Exchange
Click the magnifying glass in the top bar, or use the shortcut ⌘ Ctrl + ⇧ + K to access the search function. You can do this while you're in a project as well as from the dashboard. In the search dialog, click Scope and select Archived Tasks from the drop-down menu.
Hope this helps you!
Regards,
Lewis
 
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