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Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 2.0
User Guide

Browsing, Searching and Viewing Items

This section describes how to use the abilities of Veeam Explorer for Microsoft Exchange that allows you to:


To view the content of a backup file, you use the navigation pane which shows you the database structure containing your Exchange objects. After you select an object in the navigation pane, you can see its content in the preview pane.

In the following figure we have selected the Inbox folder belonging to Mike Wilde.

Browsing, Searching and Viewing Items

Opening Messages

To open a message, right-click the document in the preview pane and select Open.

Browsing, Searching and Viewing Items


The search mechanism allows you to find items matching specified search criteria.

To search for required items, do the following:

  1. In the navigation pane. select an object where you want to find your data.

When you select an object, you define the search scope which will be used by Veeam when matching search criteria.

  1. Type in your search queue using the search field at the top of the preview pane.

Browsing, Searching and Viewing Items Note:

To find the exact phrase, use double quotes. For example, “Office 365”.

Browsing, Searching and Viewing Items

You can narrow your search results by specifying various search criteria using the criteria:value format. You can also use logical upper-cased operators such as AND, OR and NOT along with wildcard characters such as * and ?.

Using Advanced Find Capabilities

The Advanced Find mechanism allows you to define your search criteria more precisely.

For example, to find messages that contain the 365 substring, do the following:

  1. In the preview pane, select a content node and click Advanced Find.
  2. In the Define search criteria section, select Category > All Mail fields.
  3. In the Field list, select From.
  4. In the Condition list, select Contains.
  5. In the Value field, specify the substring to look for.
  6. Click Start.

Browsing, Searching and Viewing Items

To remove a filter, click on the cross mark next to it. To remove all configured filters, click Reset.

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