With the Navigation Pane minimized, you have a larger viewing and working area available in your Microsoft Office Outlook 2007 window, yet you can still easily access your entire Mail folder list with a single click. Opening only the folder list allows you to keep the Navigation Pane minimized while you work, rather than expanding the Navigation Pane each time you need to access a folder. You can also perform an Instant Search from the folder list.
On the minimized Navigation Pane, click the Navigation Pane folder button.
Note: Clicking a folder button in the minimized Navigation Pane opens that folder's content in the Outlook message list.
1. Click the Navigation Pane button to see your folder list
2. Click another folder button to show that folder's contents in your main Outlook message list.
3. Resize the folder list pane by dragging the lower corner of the pane. Alternately, you can drag the side of the Folder List Pane.