How to Alphabetize Folder Lists in Outlook 2013

Depending upon the way you use your email account, proper sorting may be a crucial aspect to how you stay organized.

This can involve custom folders that you either sort to with a set of rules, or to which you manually drag and drop email messages. Whichever method you employ in your Outlook 2013 installation, that organization can be very helpful.

But over time you may end up with a large number of these custom folders, making it difficult to quickly find the ones that you need.

One way to organize your folders a little better is by sorting them alphabetically. Our guide below will show you an option in Outlook 2013 that will do this for you automatically, thereby making it a simpler task to find the folder that you need.

How to Sort Custom Folders Alphabetically in Outlook 2013

The steps in this article are going to show you a quick way to sort your custom-created Outlook folders alphabetically. This will not affect the default mail folders, such as Inbox, Draft, Sent Items, Deleted Items.

Step 1: Open Outlook 2013.

Step 2: Click the Folder tab at the top of the window.

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Step 3: Click the Show All Folders A to Z button to sort them. If you would like to undo this sorting, click the button again.

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Now that you know how to alphabetize folder lists in Outlook 2013, you can make it easier to locate specific folders in the application.

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