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Why are my Outlook folders no longer alphabetically listed?

By Sharyn Baines

November 11, 2013

Folders, Office 365

If you have recently upgraded to a more recent version of Outlook you may be asking ‘why are my folders no longer alphabetically listed?’. Outlook now offers you the freedom of reordering your folders in any order that takes your fancy.

Now you can simply drag your most used folders to the top of the folder list.  No more fussing around placing numbers and zz’s  in front of folder names.

Newly created folders are automatically placed at the top of the folder list.

If you would rather stay with having your folders alphabetically listed click the Folder tab and then click the Show all folders A to Z button.

To return to reordering your folders in any order you like you will need to return to the View tab and turn the A to Z option off.

If you are struggling with keeping your Inbox under control check out our Outlook – Managing your mailbox course.  You will learn how to save huge amounts of time and become more organised and in control of your messages.  You wont believe what a difference it makes to be able to easily file, process and locate messages!  You’ll also learn fantastic tips for working in your Calendar, with Contacts and Tasks.

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About the author

Sharyn is an expert trainer. She became the first certified Microsoft® MOUS Authorised Instructor in New Zealand. She is endorsed by Microsoft® as a qualified Microsoft® Office Specialist and has more than 20 years of experience in the training industry, developing and delivering technology training workshops. Her approach to taking the “techie-speak” out of technology training has placed her as a preferred supplier to many of New Zealand’s leading organisations.

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