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Removing folders from Microsoft Outlook
« on: June 06, 2021, 04:46:30 PM »
Is there any way to delete folders from Microsoft outlook accounts that you don't use? I'd like to clean up the layout of my accounts in Microsoft Outlook so it's easier to find what I'm looking for. I don't use the archive, RSS feeds, search folders or conversation history folders and getting rid of them would make things much easier.
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Re: Removing folders from Microsoft Outlook
« Reply #1 on: June 07, 2021, 01:11:30 AM »
I don't use Outlook but from a Google -

1.In the folder pane, right-click the folder or subfolder you want to delete.
 
2.Select Delete folder.
 
3.Select OK to confirm.

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Re: Removing folders from Microsoft Outlook
« Reply #2 on: June 08, 2021, 11:49:40 AM »
Unfortunately, that gets rid of them for a few moments and then Outlook/Microsoft immediately restores them! I need a way to get rid of them permanently if they don't come back.
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Re: Removing folders from Microsoft Outlook
« Reply #3 on: June 08, 2021, 01:53:24 PM »
Here are two articles for how to permanently delete folders in Outlook.

The first is to delete the folder and the second is for deleting the contents of the deleted items folder.

Hope these are of better help.

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/office/delete-a-folder-af63d84b-65a4-447b-8f42-7b6f4898c6ad

https://www.lifewire.com/delete-folder-outlook-1174246
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Re: Removing folders from Microsoft Outlook
« Reply #4 on: June 08, 2021, 02:05:33 PM »
This works for folders that you have created but doesn't work for folders that Microsoft  "Thinks" or should I say  "Demands" you need! I'm referring to the Archive, RSS feeds, Conversation History and Search Folders folders! Some of these you can remove but they automatically come back in a couple of minutes. I never using folders and all they do is take up screen space so I can see less information on my screen. FYI I'm referring to Outlook that if part of the Office 365 installation.
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Re: Removing folders from Microsoft Outlook
« Reply #5 on: June 09, 2021, 12:19:10 AM »
From Googling how do I remove Archive, RSS feeds, Conversation History and Search Folders from office outlook, this is the best article I could find, but you can also Google that to see what you come up with.

As I've said, I've never used Outlook so I'm reliant upon Google to try and resolve your problem.

https://www.digitalwelt.org/en/tips/software/remove-folders-outlook
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Re: Removing folders from Microsoft Outlook
« Reply #6 on: June 09, 2021, 06:49:01 AM »
Thanks for the idea, I'm busy at work right now but I'll try it this evening. I'll let you know how it goes.
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Re: Removing folders from Microsoft Outlook
« Reply #7 on: June 09, 2021, 08:42:00 AM »
Okay.
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Re: Removing folders from Microsoft Outlook
« Reply #8 on: June 10, 2021, 05:08:55 PM »
Thanks, it worked for everything but the Groups folder.
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Re: Removing folders from Microsoft Outlook
« Reply #9 on: June 11, 2021, 01:14:36 AM »
It's possible that could be resolved by taking ownership of the Groups folder and then delete as normal.

At the bottom of this article is a link to a Hack to add Take Ownership to your right click context menu which negates the need to manually change the registry as the article also describes.

I have this on both my Win 10 and a Win 7 laptops.

https://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows-vista/add-take-ownership-to-explorer-right-click-menu-in-vista/
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Re: Removing folders from Microsoft Outlook
« Reply #10 on: June 11, 2021, 06:20:16 AM »
Thanks, I'll try that this evening.
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