How to Create a Folder in Outlook

Outlook logo next to text that reads "How To Create Folders"

We have covered many keystrokes for Outlook, the email client from Microsoft. It is a great and accessible email client but the more you use it the more you will realise you may need to create some new folders to help you organise your messages.

For example, you might decide to save some of these newsletters into a folder for reference in the future.

To create a folder:

  1. Open Outlook.
  2. Press Ctrl+Shift+E and type in the name of the folder such as newsletters and press enter.
  3. That’s it, now you have a new folder in your folders list called newsletters.
  4. Press Ctrl+Shift+Y to bring up your folders list and arrow up and down to find it.

To move something to the folder find the required message in your inbox and press the Applications Key or Shift+F10.

Down arrow to move to folder and arrow into the sub menu. Pick the folder you want to move the selected e mail into, and press enter.

A rule can be created to send emails into the folder, but this is a tip for another day.