It's not difficult to end up with a lot of old holidays on your calendar, some in duplicate or triplicate. Fortunately, they are just as easy to remove with an Instant Search query.
Use VBA to create an Instant Search query for a selected contact. Can use this macro to search for journal items in Outlook 2013.
How to use create a Unified Inbox filter in Outlook 2010 using VBA and a search query. Turn any frequently used search into a macro.
Instant Search can handle most searches, Advanced find can search more fields and Query Builder lets you refine your searches, but you can't save the searches or print the results.
Two users who recently upgraded to Outlook 2010 came to me for help using search. The first user wanted to search for partial words, which is not supported by Instant Search. The other user used Office search (.oss) files to find all mail received between and including two dates in his previous version of Outlook
When you are in Windows you can search for (only) Outlook items from the Start menu or Windows Explorer by restricting the search to Outlook message stores using store:mapi Search by item type To limit the search to a specific Outlook item type, use kind:email kind:tasks kind:notes kind:journal kind:meetings kind:contacts Note: The following will work
When you use the individual navigation modules in Outlook 2010 and use Instant Search, the More button displays the fields associated with the folder type. For example, if you are in the Contacts module, you'll see contact fields. In the Notes module, you only see notes fields; in Tasks module, you see task fields.
When Outlook's Instant Search is not working as expected, you may need to rebuild the search index. I'll show you how.
How to use the Unread Search folder and Instant Search to find unread messages in your Microsoft Outlook mailbox.
Problem: Outlook will only open in safe mode. Solution: Repair your Office installation and run scanpst on the data file. The problem is caused, in part, by the 'Windows Search' service. This service provides Outlook's Instant Search and Window's file search features. For a quick fix, you can stop or disable the Windows Search service.