How to Create Folders in Outlook 2013

Your inbox can become difficult to sort and navigate when you receive a lot of emails. While searching can be an effective way to locate the message that you need, another way to stay organized is with the help of folders.

Our tutorial below will show you how to create a new folder in Outlook 2013. You can then use those new folders to sort your emails manually by dragging and dropping from your inbox, or you can create rules to let this sorting happen automatically.

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How to Make a New Folder in Outlook 2013

The steps in this article were performed in Microsoft Outlook 2013, but will also work in newer versions of Outlook as well. Note that if you use IMAP for your email account and create a new folder, that folder will also be created on your email server.

Step 1: Open Outlook 2013.

Step 2: Right-click on the email address at the left side of the window for which you wish to create a new folder, then click the New Folder option.

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Step 3: Type the name for the folder, then press Enter when you’re done.

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