There are a couple of solutions to this, though none may be as appealing as the idea of simply being able to search Exchange public folder subfolders from the Microsoft Outlook search UI:
- You could move your folders to a non-MAPI public folder tree. These are not supported (and therefore invisible to) Microsoft Outlook -- so you would have to access them by using non-MAPI protocols like HTTP/OWA.
- You could use Microsoft SharePoint Portal Server (SPS) to index Exchange public folders.
Exchange public folders were a great idea when Microsoft introduced them, but over time Microsoft has been deprecating their use and suggesting users move to SPS which was built to meet users' evolving collaboration needs.
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