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Windows 7: Search email content in Windows Live Mail

15 May 2010   #1

Windows 7 64bit
 
 
Search email content in Windows Live Mail

Hello,

Windows Live Mail search is searching only email's subject and sender.
Is it possible to make WLM to search email's content as well?

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16 May 2010   #2

Windows 8 Pro w/MC 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Winuser View Post
...Windows Live Mail search is searching only email's subject and sender.
Is it possible to make WLM to search email's content as well?
Sounds like you may need "winlivemailfix.reg":
"This issue occurs because Windows Live Mail Version 3 does not install a 64-bit search filter and therefore cannot index the Windows Live Mail files for Windows 7 64-bit operating systems by default. The e-mail header will be searched and will produce results, but searching on the content of the e-mail message body will not produce the expected results. "

Using Windows Search to search for Windows Live Mail e-mail will return incomplete results on Windows 7 64-bit Operating Systems
kb969165


More info: Full content search in Windows Live Mail?
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16 May 2010   #3

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by roncerr View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Winuser View Post
...Windows Live Mail search is searching only email's subject and sender.
Is it possible to make WLM to search email's content as well?
Sounds like you may need "winlivemailfix.reg":
"This issue occurs because Windows Live Mail Version 3 does not install a 64-bit search filter and therefore cannot index the Windows Live Mail files for Windows 7 64-bit operating systems by default. The e-mail header will be searched and will produce results, but searching on the content of the e-mail message body will not produce the expected results. "

Using Windows Search to search for Windows Live Mail e-mail will return incomplete results on Windows 7 64-bit Operating Systems
kb969165

More info: Full content search in Windows Live Mail?
It doesnt seems to be the bug as I dont get partial search results and I am running the latest version of WML.

Anyone else have a suggestion?
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17 May 2010   #4

Windows 8 Pro w/MC 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by roncerr View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Winuser View Post
...Windows Live Mail search is searching only email's subject and sender.
Is it possible to make WLM to search email's content as well?
Your original post says it searches subject and sender but not content. The description of the fix says "The e-mail header will be searched and will produce results, but searching on the content of the e-mail message body will not produce the expected results."
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18 May 2010   #5

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

My issue has been escalated to WML support team and I am waiting for their reply.
I will update this post once and they come up with the solution.
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20 May 2010   #6

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

It seems that you may only search a particular account's Inbox/Sent/etc folder for message content, but not the unified Inbox/Sent/etc folder.
To search a particular account's folder use Ctrl+Shift+F
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21 May 2010   #7

Windows 8 Pro w/MC 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Winuser View Post
It seems that you may only search a particular account's Inbox/Sent/etc folder for message content, but not the unified Inbox/Sent/etc folder.
To search a particular account's folder use Ctrl+Shift+F
I just did a test search for a word in the message bodies of all sub folders in an account. In the "find" dialog you need to push the "Browse" button to select the entire account folder (above the Inbox). By default the find dialog box goes to Inbox when it first appears, hence the need to browse "up". OE and Windows Mail didn't require this browse if the master folder was preselected but WLM apparently does.
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