If your Hotmail opens into your Home Page, you can search directly from there. Look at the top right corner of the page, there should be a text field labeled “Search email and more”. Click on this Search Pane and type what you are searching for.
Alternatively, if your Hotmail opens directly into your inbox, you can also search your email from there. This pane is also present in the “Sent” , “Drafts” or any other folder you might have, so you do not have to change the folder specifically for the search. Its roughly in the same position as the one in the Home Page, as shown in the picture.
When you start typing in the Search Pane, Hotmail will start giving you a number of options.
The option “Search Email” will search for the words you typed giving all those emails which have that word in its “From”, “To” or contains that word in its “Subject”.
The “From” option will search that word in the names of people who sent you the email.
The “To” option will search that word in names of people to whom you have sent the email.
The “Subject” option will search the email in the subject of all your emails.
Write down the desired keyword and click on the option of your choice.