How to Export your “Search history” in Outlook on Windows 11

Export seach history in Outlook background

This article provides details on how to export ‘Search history’ in the newly redesigned Outlook app for Windows 11. The user can save his/her search history into a CSV file exportable to Excel, useful for tracking, analyzing search behavior, and creating reports. The procedure includes accessing the ‘Privacy and data’ settings and clicking the ‘Export’ button, which saves the search history file in the Download folder.

This article explains how to export your “Search history” in the new Outlook app on Windows 11.

The new Outlook for Windows brings the latest features and a modern and simplified design with support for Exchange-backed Microsoft 365 work or school,, Hotmail, and Gmail accounts.

The app has many features, including support for subscription managementemail forwardingsetting default From addressbacking up your mailboxchanging the reading paneopening a new window for a messagelanguage translationsturning text predictions on or offswitch primary accountsharing a calendar, changing language, date and time formatpublic a calendarshow week numbers in Outlook calendar, deleting your search history, and more.

Outlook uses your previous searches to improve your search results. You can delete or download your search history at any time. The export feature allows you to save your search history in Outlook into CSV to an Excel file.

Exporting your search history in Outlook can be useful for several reasons. For instance, it can help you keep track of your search activities, and you can use it to analyze your search behavior and trends. Additionally, exporting your search history can be helpful if you want to clear it but still want to keep a record for future reference.

The exported CSV file can also be used to create reports or share search data with others. Exporting your search history in Outlook is a simple but powerful feature that can help you manage your search data more effectively.

Export your “Search history” in Outlook

As mentioned, users can export the “Search history” in the new Outlook app to analyze their search behavior and trends.

Here’s how to do it.

First, open the new Outlook app on Windows 11.

You can do that by clicking Start -> All app -> Outlook app. Or use the Start menu search box to search for Outlook and open it.

Open the new Outlook app in Windows 11

When the app opens, click the Settings button (gear on the top right) to proceed.

Add Gmail to Outlook app in Windows 11

On the Settings page, click the General tab on the left sidebar.

Next, select “Privacy and data” on the right to open its settings page.

Outlook app privacy and data settings

On the Privacy and data settings page, under Search history, click the “Delete history” button to delete your search history.

Export seach history in Outlook

After you click the ‘Export‘ button, a new file called ‘search_history‘ will be saved in your Download folder. Exit the settings page to view the file in Outlook.

Export seach history in Outlook file

That should do it!


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