Update outlooktaskfolder (deprecated)

Namespace: microsoft.graph


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The Outlook tasks API is deprecated and will stop returning data on August 20, 2022. Please use the new To Do API. For more information, see To Do APIs in public preview.

Update the writable properties of an Outlook task folder.

You cannot change the name property value of the default task folder, "Tasks".


One of the following permissions is required to call this API. To learn more, including how to choose permissions, see Permissions.

Permission type Permissions (from least to most privileged)
Delegated (work or school account) Tasks.ReadWrite
Delegated (personal Microsoft account) Tasks.ReadWrite
Application Not supported.

HTTP request

PATCH /me/outlook/taskFolders/{id}
PATCH /me/outlook/taskGroups/{id}/taskFolders/{id}
PATCH /users/{id|userPrincipalName}/outlook/taskFolders/{id}
PATCH /users/{id|userPrincipalName}/outlook/taskGroups/{id}/taskFolders/{id}

Optional request headers

Name Description
Authorization Bearer {token}. Required.

Request body

In the request body, supply the values for relevant fields that should be updated. Existing properties that are not included in the request body will maintain their previous values or be recalculated based on changes to other property values. For best performance you shouldn't include existing values that haven't changed.

Property Type Description
name String The name of the task folder.


If successful, this method returns a 200 OK response code and updated outlookTaskFolder object in the response body.



The following example changes the name of the specified task folder to Charity work.

PATCH https://graph.microsoft.com/beta/me/outlook/taskFolders/AAMkADIyAAAhrbPWAAA=
Content-type: application/json

  "name": "Charity work"

Here is an example of the response. Note: The response object shown here might be shortened for readability.

HTTP/1.1 200 OK
Content-type: application/json

  "id": "AAMkADIyAAAhrbPWAAA=",
  "changeKey": "hmM7Eb/jgEec8l3+gkJEawAAIbAKfQ==",
  "isDefaultFolder": false,
  "name": "Charity work",
  "parentGroupKey": "0006f0b7-0000-0000-c000-000000000046"