How to Search in OneDrive, SharePoint, Outlook in Windows 11?

Cloud Content Search is a setting in Windows 11 that lets you search Microsoft’s Cloud apps and services in Windows 11. These cloud services include Outlook, OneDrive (for business), Sharepoint, Bing, and many other services.

When you search on your Windows 11 computer, you will only find files stored locally on your PC or results from the web by default. By enabling the Cloud Content Search feature, you can also search other services if you have linked a work or school Microsoft account.

How to Search in OneDrive, SharePoint, Outlook in Windows 11?

In order to search through services, apps, and files in the Cloud you need to enable “Cloud Content Search” for your Microsoft account and/or your work- or school account.

Right-click the Start button. Click on Settings in the menu. On the left click on “Privacy & Security”, then click on “Search permissions”.

Windows Search can personalise your search results by including your content from OneDrive, SharePoint, Outlook, Bing, and other services. Make sure to turn on “Microsoft account” to allow Windows search to provide results from apps and services that you are signed in to with your Microsoft account.

If you need to search through results in a work or school account, make sure to turn on “Work of school account”. This allows Windows search to provide results from the apps and services that you are signed in to with your work or school account.

Cloud content search settings in Windows 11

I hope this has helped you manage the “Cloud Content Search” settings in Windows 11.

Thank you for reading!

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