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    Default ZDesktop search

    It appears that when you ask desktop to search a folder, it does not automatically search subfolders of that folder. Is that an error or is that the designed behavior? Is there any way to force desktop to search subfolders of a particular folder without going through and checking them all? TIA

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    You shouldn't need to specify a folder, just enter the search item and hit enter.
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    OK, I understand. I have a default of in:inbox, so I was changing it to in:some_other_folder rather than leaving it blank and was only getting messages from some_other_folder. Does that mean there is no way to search a subtree of the folders, that I can either search all messages or just in the individual folders I select? What I really want is when I select folder1, it will search folder1/sub1, folder1/sub2, etc.

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    Bug 14781 - Search by folder should optionally include subfolders

    If you have show search syntax on in preferences you could experiment with turning it off and your searches will do is:anywhere automatically when there's no other syntax appended.

    Zimbra Web Client Search Tips - Zimbra :: Wiki

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    Quote Originally Posted by terry.hull View Post
    OK, I understand. I have a default of in:inbox, so I was changing it to in:some_other_folder rather than leaving it blank and was only getting messages from some_other_folder.
    The default search if what is displayed when you start the ZD or Zeimbra web UI and is "in:inbox or is:unread", that's the view you see when you open the client.

    Quote Originally Posted by terry.hull View Post
    Does that mean there is no way to search a subtree of the folders, that I can either search all messages or just in the individual folders I select? What I really want is when I select folder1, it will search folder1/sub1, folder1/sub2, etc.
    That specific option isn't available at the moment but a search will go through all of the folders and return the results you request.
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    <Rant'n'rave deleted>

    I had a problem with not getting recursive searches by default.

    Then I discovered that if I unselect the option "Show advanced search language in search toolbar", I get a "search everything" by default. This solved my immediate problem and I removed the rant.

    However, that option is so misnamed! I actually thought it had something to do with the "Advanced" button in the search toolbar.

    Besides, from the usability point of view, I don't think selecting something to be visible/hidden in a box should change the actual functionality of the search.
    Last edited by LadyBug; 06-26-2009 at 01:58 PM. Reason: Explained above

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