A reader asks: “I conducted a search, looking for an event now I can't get back to the calendar view, all I see are the events that I searched for.”
Outlook displays the search result in list format, not in day/week/month view (so you can see them without browsing through the months). It should return to the day/week/month view when you clear the search If not, you need to apply the day/week/month view – View, Current View, Day/Week/Month.
To clear the search: click the little x on the right of the search field in Outlook 2007 or the Clear button in older versions.
If clearing the search does not restore the Day/Week/Month view, make sure you have all the latest updates installed and start outlook using the /cleanviews switch.
Help with switches: https://www.outlook-tips.net/beginner/switches.htm
You could use Advanced find (Ctrl+Shift+F) instead – it opens a new window for the search results.
Published June 7, 2008. Last reviewed on December 27, 2013.