Outlook stores your data in this location: YOUR User's folder/Documents/Microsoft User Data/Office 2011 Identities/your identity If you move the Main Identity, Office 2011 Identities folder or Microsoft User Data folder to a different location, Outlook will create a new blank Identity. By Geetesh Bajaj, James Gordon. In Office 2011 for Mac, the default Outlook Identity is called Main Identity, but the application allows more than one. Outlook 2011 for Mac gives you some tools to help you manage your Identities.
The easiest method to show which folder an email is currently located is to right click on the header bar in Outlook and add the 'folder' (visible columns have a check mark to the left of it) column to the current view. This will show you which folder said email is contained in when you perform a search. If you no longer wish to have the 'folder' seen in the current view just reverse the process to hide it again. If this is your only customization to the current view you can alternately choose to 'reset to defaults' by right clicking on the header bar and choosing the reset to defaults action. Based on other answers, I found what seems to be (IMHO) the easiest approach: perform a search and select 'All Items' in the main ribbon (menu bar).
You should see a column labeled 'Folder' with the location of the item. I've, personally, been searching for a better answer for some time but thanks to this post, I came up with the aforementioned solution.
With one click (with Reading Pane > Right). Note: If for some reason, the Folder column is NOT displayed in 'All Items' view, you can right-click on the column headers and select 'Folder'.
Microsoft Outlook 2011 was developed by Microsoft to provide users of the Macintosh operating system to access Outlook on the Mac. This version of MS Outlook is only supported on the Mac platform, not on any other platform. It performs same functions as of Outlook for the Window platform with some additional features.
Problem Accidentally users are unable to find their email messages and contacts in Mac Outlook 2011. Due to some problems, the email messages disappear automatically, so there is a need for recovering such mails or contacts. Solution Users can recover their data with use of a Time Machine for restoring a backup of their Outlook 2011 Identities folders. However, if there is no backup created then also user can recover missing Outlook 2011 data like emails and contacts by applying following methods: Method 1 • Close Microsoft Outlook (if open) • If you are using the Mac keyboard press Option while clicking Outlook in the Dock.
If you are using a Windows keyboard then press Alt along with clicking Microsoft Outlook in the Dock. • After performing Step 2 operation a Microsoft Database Utility window will appear: • Press 'Alt' along with clicking Microsoft Outlook in the Dock. • If there is more than one identity then choose the one that is not highlighted. • Click on Gear icon from the lower left corner and choose Set as Default. • Now close the window and start Outlook to check whether your missing data is recovered or not. • Repeat the above steps until you do not find your data files by trying all your identities Method 2 If by using Method 1 your data is not recovered then the data may be moved by mistake to somewhere else. Therefore, we now have to search for Outlook database files by performing following steps • Go to File >> Find • Click on the Second button at the top menu of the search windows.