How to Create a Subfolder in Microsoft Outlook

Creating a folder system in Outlook will help you easily navigate your email messages. You can create subfolders in Outlook in just a few simple steps.

  1. Right-click on the parent folder, the one you want the subfolder to reside in.

  2. Select New Folder.
    Select New Folder

  3. In the popup window, type the name of the subfolder.
    Type Name of Subfolder

  4. Click OK.

You can create sub-sub folders the same way. Just start at the subfolder you want to put folders in. Once you have these folders set up, you can use your rules to direct emails to each of the sub and sub-sub folders. Outlook will show the folder name in bold and show a number after each name if there are new messages in the folder.

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