How do I remove folders from the nav pane in Outlook 2021

John Terdik 0 Reputation points
2023-04-14T13:29:29.4033333+00:00

Original post was at https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/outlook_com/forum/all/how-do-i-remove-folders-from-the-nav-pane-in/8220a830-a19d-4c50-97be-0ad6e0425ae1 I'm using Office 2021 Pro on my Win10 desktop. I'm attempting to clean up after using various versions of Office that I have used for years. When installing a new version of Office I've never uninstalled the old version. I just installed the new version over the old version. Currently, I'm attempting to remove some folders in the Outlook nav pane. Image

In the above image I've identified the folders I want to delete. If I right-click on any of them there is no DELETE option in the list that pops up. If I select PROPERTIES from the list I see the following.Image

I can accept that the folder is not available and would like to remove the entry from the list. How do I accomplish this?

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  1. Yuki Sun-MSFT 40,871 Reputation points
    2023-04-17T02:46:37.56+00:00

    Hi @John Terdik

    Assuming the type of your email account is Exchange and you can try deleting the unwanted folders using the MFCMAPI tool.

    For detailed steps, hopefully you can find the link below helpful:
    Hide, move or delete an Outlook folder via MFCMAPI
    (Please Note: Since the web site is not hosted by Microsoft, the link may change without notice. Microsoft does not guarantee the accuracy of this information.)
    Only delete a folder via MFCMAPI when Outlook itself won’t let you.


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