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Show or hide the Folder Pane in Windows Live Mail

Hidden Folder Pane in Windows Live Mail When you use Windows Live Mail, after having setup an email account in it, it will display a list of email folders and other shortcuts on the left hand side (called the "Folder Pane"). This Folder Pane can be resized quite easily, as you'll learn in this tutorial, and you can even toggle it on and off. To avoid accidents, Windows Live Mail doesn't let you fully hide it, but it reverts to a "mini" mode, where only icons are displayed instead of their folder icon and name - but you can still move your mouse above each icon in the Folder Pane to see which email folder it points to.

Resize and hide (minimize) the Folder Pane in Windows Live Mail

Follow these simple steps to minimize or maximize the Folder Pane:

When it comes to resizing the Folder Pane, you can make it as small as its "hidden", or minimized state, and nearly as wide as the Windows Live Mail main window itself. Just test it yourself by dragging as far as you can to the right (obviously this makes Windows Live Mail rather awkward to use: if you want to show the emails inside the current folder, but hide the email message's content until you double-click on it, Windows Live Mail offers a solution: you can hide the Reading Pane!

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