How to Set Up Folders in MS Outlook

By Emmanuelle Douglas

Folders in MS Outlook help you organize your Outlook components. Treat folders like a typical folder you would have in a filing cabinet. These folders can hold similar items that need to be addressed. You can have folders in your email, contacts, tasks and calendar. These folders can be shared if necessary.

Step 1

Create a folder in your Outlook email by opening Outlook. Right click your "Inbox" in the Navigation Pane. Select "New Folder." Enter a name for your folder in the "Name" field. If necessary, expand your Inbox by selecting the plus that appears on the left side of your Inbox. Add your folder directly under your Inbox by clicking on the Inbox. Click "OK."

Step 2

Create a folder in your MS Outlook calendar by accessing your calendar icon on the Navigation Pane. Right click your main calendar and select "New Folder." Enter a name for your folder in the "Name" field. Click "OK." This action creates another calendar in your current calendar listing.

Step 3

Create a folder in your MS Outlook contacts by accessing your Contacts icon on the Navigation Pane. Right click your main contacts folder and select "New Folder." Enter a name for your folder in the "Name" field. Click "OK." This action creates another contact folder in your current contact listing.

Step 4

Create a folder in your MS Outlook tasks by accessing your Tasks icon on the Navigation Pane. Right click your main tasks folder and select "New Folder." Enter a name for your folder in the "Name" field. Click "OK." This action creates another task folder in your current task listing.

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