How to search content and attachments of MSG files using Windows Search

Windows Search does a great job of indexing MSG files and their content, including any attachments. Before you can start searching, you need to configure Windows Search to index the folders which contain your MSG files. Follow this guide to perform the one-time configuration step to add your folders with MSG files to the index.

After that, you will be able to perform searches for any words in the subject, body, attachments, sender name, recipients of the MSG files.

Note: these instructions apply to all MSG files, whether or not you used MessageSave to save them.

Add folders to the Windows Search index