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Outlook, rename folders

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  1. Raphael

    Raphael Thread Starter

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    I have no idea why this is necessary, but a friend wants to know if there is a way to rename the default Outlook folders, i.e. inbox, contacts etc. If you right click on them, the option to rename is not available.
    Thanks for your help.
     
  2. Rockn

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    In Outlook or Outlok Express?
     
  3. Raphael

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    Thanks for being there, Rockn. It's Outlook.
     
  4. EBSchrader

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    I use Outlook Express, but I would hope that the solution might be similar. When I wanted to change a folder name, I found the easiest way was to set up a new folder with the name I wanted, move all the contents from the old folder, then delete it. There's probably a better way, but that's my story and I'm sticking to it... :D
     
  5. Raphael

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    Thanks for your reply, EBSchrader, but in Outlook there is no option to delete the default folders either!!!
     
  6. Rockn

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    There is the option however to remove from outlook bar on the right click menu. Don't know why his delete is greyed out unless he is using NT for his OS and is not logged in as admin.
     
  7. Ratboy

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    Raphael,

    Your friend is probably using the 'Folder List' view in which the folders can not be renamed.

    Have your friend select 'View' and select 'Outlook Bar'. This will create a list which are actually shortcuts to the folders. These shortcuts can be renamed (right-click > Rename shortcut).

    The 'Folder List' can be removed by selecting 'View' and un-selecting 'Folder List'.
     
  8. Raphael

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    Yes, you are correct, we are trying to rename the "list" view, not the Outlook bar. Any ideas?
     
  9. EBSchrader

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    Why not make the changes in the Outlook Bar? Won't that also change the Folder List view?:confused:
     
  10. Raphael

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    Tried it. It doesn't
     
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