Adding "Search" to your Outlook ribbon (Windows)
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Some users have reported that their search bar is missing in Outlook, or would like assistance with some added search functionality. The following article will help you add the "Search" tab to your ribbon in Outlook to alleviate these issues.

Begin by opening Outlook. Now, click "File" at the top left of the program.

Click "Options".

Click "Customize Ribbon".

Click the drop-downs on either side of the page, and change them to "Tool Tabs" (left side) and "Main Tabs" (right side), respectively.

Ensure that your page now looks like this, with "Tool Tabs" on the left and "Main Tabs" on the right. Now, click "Search" in the left column. Click "Add" in the center of the page. Finally, click "OK" at the bottom right to apply these changes.

Verify that the "Search" tab has been successfully added to your ribbon, and that you now have a search box at the top of the application. This process is now complete!

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