Reorder Folders in Outlook

A lot of Outlook users like their folders in Outlook in a non-alphabetical order. This way we have our important or frequent ones at the top, and the ones that we don’t use that much at the bottom. In Outlook 2010 it was a bit of a hassle to rearrange the structure of our folders, because it was by default that all the folders to be shown in an alphabetical order. Now, though in Outlook 13 we can just drag the folders wherever we want.

All we have to do is to select the folder that we want to move, and then drag it to the position that we want as shown in the image below. We can see in the image below a thin black line, which means that the folder will be moved there.

Drag and Drop Folders In Outlook

How can we arrange our folders in a alphabetical order though? All we have to do is to select our address account and do a right click on it. From the shortcut menu that appears we select the command Sort Subfolders A to Z as we can see in the image below.

Sort Subfolders A to Z

Straight away all the folders are rearranged alphabetically.

Finally, if we want our folders to be shown alphabetically always as it was by default in Outlook 2010, we just select the Folder tab and from the area of the ribbon named Clean Up we select the Show All Folders A to Z as we can see in the image below. This command will force our folders to be shown alphabetically, no matter what we try to do.

Show All Folders A to Z

Once the Show All Folders A to Z is activated we can no longer rearrange our folders. If we try to move one folder, a not allowed icon appears as shown below once we try to drag the folder to its new position. If we want to reorder it, we must deactivate the Show Al Folders A to Z command by clicking on it.

Not Allowed

Below you can check out the video with this new feature in Outlook 13.

Reorder Folders in Outlook 13

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Posted on January 17, 2013, in Microsoft Office 2013 English, Outlook English 2013 and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Comments Off on Reorder Folders in Outlook.

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