In a folder with many different file types, it is possible to quickly step through emails without having to click through the rest of the files. Here's how to do so using the example folder ""

  1. Click on the 'Advanced Search' button in the left pane
  2. Click on the 'Create New Search' button
  3. Click on 'body' field and set it to 'directory'
  4. Click on the 'Browse' button to select a folder
  5. Select a folder from the folder list in the screen overlay and then click on the 'Select Folder' button
  6. Drag and drop a condition box into the query builder area

  7. Click on the body field and set it to 'type'
    Set the type to email
  8. Click on the drop-down menu against 'type' and select 'email'
  9. Click on the 'Execute Search' button
    Execute the search
  10. All the search results generated will be emails in the specified folder. Click on the name of one of the search results to go to the 'Doc view' of that file
    Search results
  11. Click on the 'Next Document' and the 'Previous Document' buttons to step through all the search result files (which will be an exhaustive list of all email files in the specified folder). In the image shown below the file opened is the first one so the 'Previous Document' button is disabled. Additionally, you can view all the files that are part of this search in the 'Navigation Context' on the left pane. Learn more about the navigation context here.|

Viewing a document from the search in the document viewer

Things to note:

  • You can change the "Sort order" drop-down to "Date: Oldest First" or "Date: Recent First" to list the emails in chronological order. Learn how to sort and filter your search results here.
  • To preserve the context of your search so that the Next Document/Previous Document continues to cycle between only your search results, open attachments, or links in new tabs or browser windows. You can do this by holding the 'control' (CTRL) button and clicking on the link, or right-clicking and clicking on 'open link in new tab'. Click here to learn more about preserving the context of your search and cycling through your search results.
  • This method can even be used to step through all emails in a case - use only the 'type' is 'email' parameter without the 'directory' parameter (giving a search result of all emails present in the case)
  • To search for only Microsoft outlook emails set the 'type' parameter to 'msg'. To search for all other email types set the 'type' parameter to 'eml'.