Add or remove a folder in Outlook for Mac

Create a top-level folder

  1. Select a folder at the same level where you want to create the new folder.

    Shows selecting a folder in Outlook

  2. From the Home tab on the Ribbon, click the New Items button, and then choose Folder at This Level.

    Shows selecting Folder at This Level from the New Items list.

  3. The new folder will appear as Untitled Folder, with the name editable. Re-title it by typing the new title in the text box.

Create a nested folder

  1. Select a folder in which you want to create a new folder.

    Shows selecting a folder in Outlook

  2. From the Home tab on the Ribbon, click the New Items button, and then choose Folder.

    Shows selecting Folder from the New Items list.

  3. The new folder will appear nested in the folder you selected in step 1 as Untitled Folder, with the name editable. Re-title it by typing the new title in the text box.

Delete a folder

  1. Select the folder you want to delete by clicking on it to highlight it.

  2. From the Home tab on the Ribbon, click Delete.

    Shows clicking the Delete butt on on the Home tab.

Create a folder

  1. In the navigation pane, click Mail  Mail view button , Contacts  Contacts view button , Tasks  Tasks view button , or Notes  Notes view button .

  2. To create a sub-folder, select the folder under which the new one will be created.

  3. Select Organize > New Folder.

    Organize tab, New Folder

  4. Type a name for the new folder.

    The above procedure explains how to create a subfolder of an existing folder. To create a folder on the same level in the hierarchy, select a folder, and then press SHIFT + OPTION + COMMAND + N .

Delete a folder

  1. Double-click the folder you want to delete.

  2. Select Edit > Delete .

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