Adding Favorites to a minimized Outlook Folder Pane

Sandra showed me a cool trick last week that I was unaware of. She likes to keep her Outlook Folder Pane minimized down the left side of the screen, but I’ve always disliked it because it didn’t list the folders I cared about. She fixed that problem by showing me how to add Favorites there! Here’s how you do it…

So to minimize your Folder Pane on the left side of your screen, go to View > Folder Pane > Minimized. At the top of the minimized pane, you’ll see a “>” character that will temporarily expand the Folder Pane to see all the folder entries:

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With the Folder Pane expanded, right-click on one of the folders you’d like to see in the minimized version and select Show in Favorites:

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Now when you have the minimized Folder Pane, you have more than just the default Inbox:

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