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    bksgs1 Guest

    how to change sort order of folders in Storage Folder

    How do I rearrange/sort the folders in Storage Folders ?

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  3. #2


    R. C. White Guest

    Re: how to change sort order of folders in Storage Folder

    Hi, bksgs1.

    "bksgs1" <bksgs1@newsgroup> wrote in message
    news:6374FC40-81A1-4827-8262-56CC14DCF2C4@newsgroup

    > How do I rearrange/sort the folders in Storage Folders ?
    Just drag'n'drop them into the order you prefer. ;<)
    BUT, that won't stick. :>(
    Next time WLM starts, they will be back in the original order again.
    Storage Folders will still come AFTER Quick views and all your Mail
    Accounts.

    That's one of the most-requested features for WLM, but I've heard no
    promises that the WLM Team will grant the request.

    In the meantime, recognize that the "built-in" folders (Drafts, Sent items,
    Deleted items, Imported folder, Recovered items) will come first, and in
    that order. Then the folders we create will come next, in alphabetical
    order and organized as a tree. So we have control over this sequence by
    our naming of the folders - and subfolders.

    For myself, I've created a single "Mail Folders" folder with many subfolders
    (Business, Family, Microsoft, etc.). Some of those subfolders have
    subfolders (Microsoft: MSN, MVP, Support, etc.). I can control the order
    of these folders by changing their names or by dragging subfolders to other
    folders.

    Hmmm... I thought that I created "Mail Folders", but it is listed before
    Recovered items, so maybe it was a built-in folder - but it has been so long
    since I first installed WLM that I don’t recall for sure. Also, the final
    folder on my list is "Saved News"; I created this to store a few specific
    Newsgroup posts, which otherwise would disappear when the news server
    deletes them.

    That's probably more than you wanted to know, but maybe it will give you
    some ideas for organizing your own Storage Folders.

    RC
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    San Marcos, TX
    rc@newsgroup
    Microsoft Windows MVP
    Windows Live Mail 2009 (14.0.8089.0726) in Win7 Ultimate x64


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    dbcolorado Guest

    Re: how to change sort order of folders in Storage Folder


    How do you create sub-folders and sub-folders of those sub-folders?
    Thank you.


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  5. #4


    Dave Guest

    Re: how to change sort order of folders in Storage Folder

    right-click on a folder
    select New Folder
    etc.


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    "dbcolorado" <dbcolorado@newsgroup> wrote in message
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    >
    > How do you create sub-folders and sub-folders of those sub-folders?
    > Thank you.
    >

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  6. #5


    dbcolorado Guest

    Re: how to change sort order of folders in Storage Folder

    That works for just making new folders, but I'm trying to create sub-folders
    under one of my folders. Any other ways? Thank you.

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    R. C. White Guest

    Re: how to change sort order of folders in Storage Folder

    Hi, dbcolorado.

    "dbcolorado" <dbcolorado@newsgroup> wrote in message
    news:25FD2DE0-DA3D-47AC-9CF4-27D34C26A79A@newsgroup

    >
    > How do you create sub-folders and sub-folders of those sub-folders?
    > Thank you.
    Probably the easiest way is to right-click the message that you want to Move
    to a new subfolder, then Move to folder... and Browse to Storage Folders and
    click New Folder. The basic technique is the same as creating
    folders/subfolders in Windows Explorer.

    Let's try an example: Suppose we want to create a new folder for Family and
    a subfolder for Uncle Joe. With WLMail open to the Mail window, right-click
    on Storage Folders. Click New folder... The Create Folder window pops up
    with our cursor in the Folder name box. Type in "Family" (without the
    quotes, of course), then click OK. The new Family folder now exists as a
    top-level folder under Storage Folders, probably right below Deleted items.
    Right-click on Family, type "Uncle Joe" into the Folder name box and click
    OK. Now you should see the Uncle Joe subfolder under Family.

    If your subfolder gets created under the wrong folder, just drag and drop it
    to the higher-level folder of your choice.

    For better organization, first create a top-level folder (under Storage
    Folders) named something like "Mail Folders", then right-click on Mail
    Folders and create the Family folder under that, with Uncle Joe becoming, I
    suppose, a sub-sub-sub-folder (Storage Folders/Mail Folders/Family/Uncle
    Joe). As with most things in Windows, possible variations are endless and
    what fits me won't make you happy - so make your system fit you.

    RC
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    San Marcos, TX
    rc@newsgroup
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    Windows Live Mail 2009 (14.0.8089.0726) in Win7 Ultimate x64


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  8. #7


    R. C. White Guest

    Re: how to change sort order of folders in Storage Folder

    Hi, again, dbcolorado.

    Same way.

    As I just said in my longer Reply.

    RC
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    "dbcolorado" <dbcolorado@newsgroup> wrote in message
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    > That works for just making new folders, but I'm trying to create
    > sub-folders
    > under one of my folders. Any other ways? Thank you.

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    dbcolorado Guest

    Re: how to change sort order of folders in Storage Folder

    Thank you. I was trying to do just that (sub-folders)under my main account
    where I have created folders and it did not work.
    I didn't know you had to do it under Storage Folders.



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  10. #9


    bksgs1 Guest

    Re: how to change sort order of folders in Storage Folder

    Noted.
    One addnl query - Is there a way to set WLM to go directly to a specific
    folder when it is launched.

    rgds
    Gopal



    "R. C. White" wrote:

    > Hi, bksgs1.
    >
    > "bksgs1" <bksgs1@newsgroup> wrote in message
    > news:6374FC40-81A1-4827-8262-56CC14DCF2C4@newsgroup

    > > How do I rearrange/sort the folders in Storage Folders ?
    >
    > Just drag'n'drop them into the order you prefer. ;<)
    > BUT, that won't stick. :>(
    > Next time WLM starts, they will be back in the original order again.
    > Storage Folders will still come AFTER Quick views and all your Mail
    > Accounts.
    >
    > That's one of the most-requested features for WLM, but I've heard no
    > promises that the WLM Team will grant the request.
    >
    > In the meantime, recognize that the "built-in" folders (Drafts, Sent items,
    > Deleted items, Imported folder, Recovered items) will come first, and in
    > that order. Then the folders we create will come next, in alphabetical
    > order and organized as a tree. So we have control over this sequence by
    > our naming of the folders - and subfolders.
    >
    > For myself, I've created a single "Mail Folders" folder with many subfolders
    > (Business, Family, Microsoft, etc.). Some of those subfolders have
    > subfolders (Microsoft: MSN, MVP, Support, etc.). I can control the order
    > of these folders by changing their names or by dragging subfolders to other
    > folders.
    >
    > Hmmm... I thought that I created "Mail Folders", but it is listed before
    > Recovered items, so maybe it was a built-in folder - but it has been so long
    > since I first installed WLM that I don’t recall for sure. Also, the final
    > folder on my list is "Saved News"; I created this to store a few specific
    > Newsgroup posts, which otherwise would disappear when the news server
    > deletes them.
    >
    > That's probably more than you wanted to know, but maybe it will give you
    > some ideas for organizing your own Storage Folders.
    >
    > RC
    > --
    > R. C. White, CPA
    > San Marcos, TX
    > rc@newsgroup
    > Microsoft Windows MVP
    > Windows Live Mail 2009 (14.0.8089.0726) in Win7 Ultimate x64
    >
    >

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    R. C. White Guest

    Re: how to change sort order of folders in Storage Folder

    Hi, Gopal.

    None that I know of - but some of the gurus here know tricks that I don't,
    so...maybe. ;^}

    RC
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    San Marcos, TX
    rc@newsgroup
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    Windows Live Mail 2009 (14.0.8089.0726) in Win7 Ultimate x64

    "bksgs1" <bksgs1@newsgroup> wrote in message
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    > Noted.
    > One addnl query - Is there a way to set WLM to go directly to a specific
    > folder when it is launched.
    >
    > rgds
    > Gopal
    >
    >
    >
    > "R. C. White" wrote:
    >

    >> Hi, bksgs1.
    >>
    >> "bksgs1" <bksgs1@newsgroup> wrote in message
    >> news:6374FC40-81A1-4827-8262-56CC14DCF2C4@newsgroup

    >> > How do I rearrange/sort the folders in Storage Folders ?
    >>
    >> Just drag'n'drop them into the order you prefer. ;<)
    >> BUT, that won't stick. :>(
    >> Next time WLM starts, they will be back in the original order again.
    >> Storage Folders will still come AFTER Quick views and all your Mail
    >> Accounts.
    >>
    >> That's one of the most-requested features for WLM, but I've heard no
    >> promises that the WLM Team will grant the request.
    >>
    >> In the meantime, recognize that the "built-in" folders (Drafts, Sent
    >> items,
    >> Deleted items, Imported folder, Recovered items) will come first, and in
    >> that order. Then the folders we create will come next, in alphabetical
    >> order and organized as a tree. So we have control over this sequence
    >> by
    >> our naming of the folders - and subfolders.
    >>
    >> For myself, I've created a single "Mail Folders" folder with many
    >> subfolders
    >> (Business, Family, Microsoft, etc.). Some of those subfolders have
    >> subfolders (Microsoft: MSN, MVP, Support, etc.). I can control the
    >> order
    >> of these folders by changing their names or by dragging subfolders to
    >> other
    >> folders.
    >>
    >> Hmmm... I thought that I created "Mail Folders", but it is listed before
    >> Recovered items, so maybe it was a built-in folder - but it has been so
    >> long
    >> since I first installed WLM that I don’t recall for sure. Also, the
    >> final
    >> folder on my list is "Saved News"; I created this to store a few specific
    >> Newsgroup posts, which otherwise would disappear when the news server
    >> deletes them.
    >>
    >> That's probably more than you wanted to know, but maybe it will give you
    >> some ideas for organizing your own Storage Folders.
    >>
    >> RC

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