Lost or accidentally moved your folder in Outlook? Here’s easy way to find it.

Search for a moved folder in MS Outlook 2010, 2003, 2007

Lost folder in Outlook?

Many of us often face a situation when moving folders, we accidentally move a folder to a different place and  cannot find it later. many people report it like this: “Accidentally moved my  folder while trying to select a different one. Now the folder is lost and I cannot find it back to return it where it belongs.” This is very frustrating when you have many folders so going through each and every one of them is not a reasonable solution.

There are many efforts to provide a solution to finding a moved folder in Outlook 2003, 2007, 2010, 2013. Many are complex, tedious and not always working. Some require MS Exchange’s Outlook Web Access, some expect you to use VBA macro: Find a folder by its name.

So is there a way in Outlook to find/search for your lost or misplaced folder if you know its name? Sure!

The simplest and truly universal way would be to do this:

Instead of clicking through every folder, just open the full list of your folders in the Folder Size option;

  1. Right-click on the root of your mailbox and choose Properties at the bottom of the Context Menu.
  2. In the “Inbox Properties” dialog box, click the “Folder Size…” button at the bottom.
  3. In the “Folder Size” box, re-size the tabs to see more of the folder path and scroll down to browse  your folder by name.

Outlook lists all your folders in a scrollable tiny window (clumsy, of course, but it’s MS after all). Now you can quickly scroll down the names of all the folders that you have with the complete folder path so that you can easily browse to it once you have found it. You may re-size the tabs to see the full path better if your paths are really long.

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