Outlook unable to search in shared contacts even when All Contact Items is selected

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In online or cached mode, only when it is set to Current Folders is when I receive a search results from the shared contacts. When I run a search in All Contact Items, it doesn't give any results from other shared contacts I have and it seems like it is only searching my mine.

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Hi Syed,

I think this is a by design behavior. I was not able to find any specific official info, although, the following blog post might be useful. https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/outlooking/2014/04/28/understanding-search-scopes-in-microsoft-o...

Thanks! I think it would be nice to have as a setting to change it to force on all contact items to search shared contacts too. Any way, appreciate your response!