Find an Outlook email item using Windows 7 (even if Outlook is not opened)

Step 1: Click the Windows 7 start button

Windows 7 start

Step 2: Type the name of the email sender or subject where it says “search programs and files”

Windows7 search

Step 3: View the results, click the desired email if you see it, or click Outlook to view all emails in the search results.


So next time you need to search an email, save a step and type the search term from the Windows 7 start button.

About Steve Chase

I'm a proud husband and dad to 4 boys! Microsoft Certified Trainer and Boy Scout Leader are some of things I call myself. The Cincinnati Reds are my favorite team! When not outdoors, I enjoy working with documents in Microsoft Office, QuickBooks, Visio and Photoshop. My wife, Erin, shares her awesome recipes on her blog at
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