Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
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Creating a New Folder
Creating a New
Folder
To create a new folder, start by going to the Navigation pane and choosing one of the
top-level folders: Mail, Calendar, Contacts, Tasks, or Notes. Then follow these steps:
1. SelectFolder NewFolder(Alt,D,N).Alternatively,youcanright-clickany
folderintheFolderList.
The Create New Folder dialog box, shown in Figure 12-2, appears.
Note: If you’re in the Calendar folder, the button’s name is New Calendar. It still opens the Create New
Folder dialog box (Figure 12-2).
2. TypeanameforyourfolderintotheNametextbox.
Make it descriptive; you’ll appreciate having done so as your folder collection
grows.
3. Ifthe“Foldercontains”drop-downlist doesn’t showthekindofitemyouwant
inyournewfolder,thenclickthelistandpickanotheroption.ThentellOut-
lookwheretoplaceyournewfolder.
Your new folder will become a subfolder of the folder you choose. For example,
if you’re creating a new folder to collect emails related to a work project, then
select Outlook Data File to put it with the other mail folders (at the same level
as Inbox, Drafts, and so on). Similarly, if you want your new folder to be a
subfolder of Contacts, select Contacts.
4. ClickOK.
Outlook adds your new creation to the Folder List, which is organized
alphabetically.
Figure 12-2:
The Create New Folder dialog box asks for three pieces of
information: the folder’s name, the type of items it will contain, and its
location within Outlook.
 
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