Make changes within the Favorite Folders pane

Applies to
Microsoft Office Outlook® 2003

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Add a folder

Remove a folder

Rearrange folders

To make the most of the Favorite Folders pane, you need to organize the items in it. Take advantage of the flexibility of this folder list by making it into whatever you need to do your work on a daily basis. The folders don't even have to be in alphabetical order the way that they do in the All Mail Folders pane.

 Note   You cannot remove the Favorite Folders pane from the Navigation Pane (Navigation Pane: The column on the left side of the Outlook window that includes panes such as Shortcuts or Mail and the shortcuts or folders within each pane. Click a folder to show the items in the folder.). You can, however, remove all the folders in the Favorite Folders pane to regain space. See Empty the Favorite Folders pane to save space.

ShowTip    Try Folder List view for a view without the Favorite Folders pane

Add a folder

  1. In the All Mail Folders pane, right-click the folder that you want to add, and then click Add to Favorite Folders on the shortcut menu.

 Tip   If you are in the Mail pane, you can drag the folder that you want to add to the Favorite Folders pane.

  1. Repeat step 1 for each folder that you want to add.

 Notes 

  • Folders must be added individually to the Favorite Folders pane.
  • In the Favorite Folders pane, a folder can't be a subfolder of another folder.
  • To add a public folder to the Favorite Folders pane, you must first add the folder to the Favorites folder under Public Folders, and then repeat step 1.

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Remove a folder

  1. Right-click the folder that you want to remove, and then click Remove from Favorite Folders on the shortcut menu.
  2. Repeat step 1 for each folder that you want to remove.

 Note   Folders must be removed individually from the Favorite Folders pane.

 Tip   While you can't delete the Favorite Folders pane heading, you can use this method to minimize the space that the Favorite Folders pane occupies in the Navigation Pane (Navigation Pane: The column on the left side of the Outlook window that includes panes such as Shortcuts or Mail and the shortcuts or folders within each pane. Click a folder to show the items in the folder.). If you remove all the folders and want to add more later, just drag a folder to the Favorite Folders pane.

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Rearrange folders

  1. Right-click the folder that you want to move, and then click Move Up in List or Move Down in List on the shortcut menu.

 Note   The Favorite Folders pane can only have top-level folders, not subfolders.

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Applies to:
Outlook 2003