"Move, Copy and Delete Folder in Outlook 2003"


In this tutorial, you will learn how to move, copy as well as delete folder in Outlook 2003.


Moving and Copying Folders

Subfolders can be moved or copied within the tree structure. They can be moved or copied from one Personal folder to another Personal folder. Personal folders cannot be moved within the tree structure.

To move a folder (Menu method)

  • In the Folder list, select the folder to move.
  • On the File menu, point to Folder, and click Move << Folder name >>
  • OR
  • On the Edit menu, click Move to Folder.
  • OR
  • Click the right mouse button on the folder to move, choose Move << Folder name >>.
  • In the Move the selected folder to the folder box, choose the new location for the folder, e.g. lnbox.
  • Click OK. The folder moves to become a subfolder of the folder selected in step.


To move a folder (Mouse method)

  • Click and drag the folder required to the new location in the Folder list, e.g. Inbox.


To copy a folder (Menu method)

  • Select the folder to copy.
  • On the File menu, point to Folder, and click Copy << Folder name >>
  • OR
  • On the Edit menu, click Copy to Folder.
  • OR
  • Click the right mouse button on the folder to move, choose Copy << Folder name >>.
  • In the Copy the selected folder to the folder box, choose the location where the folder is to copy to, e.g. lnbox.
  • Click OK.


To copy a folder (Mouse method)

  • Press Ctrl + click and drag the folder required to the new location, e.g. lnbox.


Deleting Folders

To delete folder in Outlook 2003 is not difficult as it can be deleted from the Folder list. When deleting a subfolder, the contents of the folder are also deleted. Subfolders can be retrieved from the Deleted Items folder.


To delete a folder (Menu method)

  • Select the folder to delete.
  • On the File menu, point to Folder, and click Delete << Folder name >>
  • OR
  • Click the right mouse button on the folder to be deleted, choose Delete << Folder name >>.


To delete a folder (Mouse method)

  • Select the folder to delete.
  • Click Delete icon on the Standard toolbar.

Note: Deleted folders can be retrieved simply by clicking and dragging the folder required from Deleted Items folder to another folder.



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