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How to Create a New Folder in Outlook

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When you get your Outlook account set up, one of the first things you might want to do is create a folder structure for organizing your emails. It’s not a must–Outlook search has gotten quicker and more powerful over the years and some people prefer to use that in lieu of a folder organization structure–but it is still a popular way to sort messages.

The video above walks you through how to perform this task, but it really only takes a few easy steps. For Outlook 2013/2016:

  1. Right-click on the folder under which you want to nest your new folder. For example, right click on Inbox to add a top level folder like “Leadership”; right-click on Leadership to add a subfolder like “Ninja’s leadership tips.” Click New Folder…
  2. Type desired name and press Enter.

For the Outlook Web App/Outlook Online:

  1. In the left-hand pane, hover over Folders.
  2. Click the plus sign icon that appears next to Folders.
  3. Type desired name into field and press Enter.

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