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Windows 7: Accidentally moved a folder and cannot find it.

30 Apr 2010   #1

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit. SP1.
Accidentally moved a folder and cannot find it.

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Since youíve moved them by dragging and dropping, the folder really canít be that far. The furthest it can go is 1 folder below any of the folders that are visible to you now. It cannot go suddenly 3 or 4 levels deeper. By expanding the folder via the plus characters (+) or arrows next to the folders, you should be able to reveal your moved folder.

Use the plus or arrow icons to expand the folders.

Full Folder list

If you noticed your accidental moving a little bit later, then the above method will not help you anymore. To prevent you from needing to click through every folder, you can also get a list of folders via the Folder Size option;
  1. Right click on the root of your mailbox.
  2. Choose Properties.
  3. Click the Folder SizeÖ button
Outlook will now list all your folders in an easy to scroll window so you can quickly review the names of the folders that you have. It will also reveal the full folder path so that you can easily browse to it once youíve found it.

Using the Folder Size dialog to find back a folder by name.
Note: If you already have an idea under which folder the moved folder could be, you can also use the Folder Size button of that folder to narrow down your search.
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