Restore the Unread Mail folder

The Unread Mail folder is a default Outlook Search Folder (Search Folders: Virtual folders that contain views of all e-mail items matching specific search criteria. The items remain stored in one or more Outlook folders.). If deleted, you can create it again.

  1. In Mail, on the Folder tab, in the New group, click New Search Folder.

Keyboard shortcut    To create a new Search Folder, press CTRL+SHIFT+P.

  1. In the Reading Mail section, click Unread Mail.
  2. Click OK.

 Note    Use these same steps to restore any default Search Folder. In step 2, in the New Search Folder dialog box, click the Search Folder that you want to add.

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Applies to:
Outlook 2010