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Rename a folder in Outlook Express

A couple of Outlook Express tutorials away, we explained how to create an email folder and how the email program also lets you create subfolders for your emails. We also mentioned that after you add an email account to Outlook Express, it will automatically create five standard folders (or "system folders"), which are the "Inbox", "Outbox", "Sent Items", "Deleted Items", and "Drafts" folders. The standard email folders cannot be renamed, since they hold a special function, and are protected; but, as you'll learn in this tutorial, you can rename any custom email folder you have created yourself (or another authorized user) inside Outlook Express, just like you can rename folders in Windows XP.

Change the name of an email folder in Outlook Express

Follow these steps to edit the selected email folder's properties:

Another side effect of renaming folders in Outlook Express is that they will potentially change their position in the listing, depending on the names of other folders, etc. Like most other email programs, Outlook Express will automatically organize your email folders alphabetically (ascending from A to Z). If you want to group related email folders together in the Folder List, just make up a prefix like "work", followed by a couple of spaces, and then the actual folder name - this ensures that they will appear next to one another - alternatively of course, you can create subfolders instead, and store them into a "category" parent folder.

Outlook Express Tip: this tutorial explained the easiest-to-remember method of renaming email folders, but there are two more ways to rename folders in your email program. One is to right-click on the folder and choose "Properties": from the dialog that opens, type over the current name and click OK.

Another method works much like renaming folders in Windows XP: click twice on the folder, but slower than a regular double-click. The first click will select the folder in question, and the second click will tell Outlook Express that you want to change the folder's name (when the label becomes editable text, type a new folder name, and hit Enter to accept the change!)

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Tutorial last updated on October 28, 2011
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