Outlook: Creating Folders in Outlook

Task: To add folders to the Outlook Folder Pane. Folders provide you with a way to organize email messages, calendars, contacts, and tasks. New folders are automatically alphabetized in your Folder Pane.

Instructions to create a new folder:

Step 1 - Access your USNH email account.

Step 2 - Click New Folder in the Folder Pane.












Step 3 - Enter a meaningful folder name in the field displayed, and press Enter. Folder name field containing new folder name.

Outcome: Your new folder displays in your Folder Pane.

Task: To add subfolders to the Outlook Folder Pane. Subfolders are contained within another folder.

Instructions to create a new subfolder:

Step 1 - Right-click on a folder in the Folder Pane.

Step 2 - Click on Create new subfolder in the pop-up list









Step 3 - Enter a meaningful folder name in the field displayed, and press Enter.Folder selected and subfolder name field displayed for entry.

Outcome: Your new subfolder (child folder) displays below the container (parent) folder in your Folder Pane.

Task: To change the order of folders in your Outlook Folder Pane.

Instructions to move folders and subfolders:

Step 1 - Click on the folder (or subfolder) name, and drag-and-drop it to a new location.

Note: To make a folder a subfolder, drag-and-drop it into an existing folder. 

Outcome: Your folders and subfolders display in your Folder Pane based on your customization.

Important Information: Move messages to your folders manually, or automatically by creating Rules.


Article ID: 2870
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Applicable Institution(s):
Granite State College (GSC)
Keene State College (KSC)
Plymouth State University (PSU)
University of New Hampshire (UNH)
USNH System Office