Adding Public Folder Favorites to your Mailbox Favorites

Something has been bothering me, and a client, for ages.   The solution was so simple I could not believe it, especially since I have been trying to do this for a while 🙂    Other people in the past have asked me about this, so here it is….

In Outlook 2003, if you right click a public folder, and say add to favorites, it add’s it to the Public folder favorites only.   But people often want to display these folders in the mailbox favorites and click no more because they feel defeated by Outlook 😉

To add the folders to the mailbox favorites view, simply right click the Public folder favorites folder that you created, and then select add to favorites again and hey presto, they show up in your mailbox favorites.   So simple, yet so easy to not understand.

Doh!

 

  9 Replies to “Adding Public Folder Favorites to your Mailbox Favorites”

  1. October 21, 2005 at 12:47 pm

    Thanks but how to do recon I could do this for 40 users?

    Any idea if there’s a script, registry setting or group policy that will enable me to set favorites en masse?

    Alex.

  2. Nick Whittome
    October 21, 2005 at 1:21 pm

    Painful isn’t it….. I tried myself to find the registry changes using Regmon, but it was just insane.

    I would ask Sue Mosher. http://www.slipstick.com

  3. Susan Koenigs
    May 3, 2006 at 3:20 pm

    So, is there any way around the fact that once you add your Public Folder Favorites to the mailbox favorites, sub-directories don’t show up?

  4. Rob Krewson
    March 26, 2008 at 11:23 am

    Just doing a Google on this very subject, but still have the same question that Susan asked above. . . “is there any way around the fact that once you add your Public Folder Favorites to the mailbox favorites, sub-directories don’t show up?” I don’t know if anyone is still monitoring this topic, but a response would be much appreciated!

  5. April 20, 2008 at 10:18 am

    Hi guys, i missed this, sorry… (Caught in the spam filters).

    No, the subfolders will not work, sorry!

    Ongoing, sharepoint is where you should be going. Public folders will soon be a thing of the past.

  6. Rob Krewson
    April 22, 2008 at 8:19 am

    Thanks for the response NickWhittome! That confirms what I have unfortunately found elsewhere. We are looking into SharePoint but still not sure if it does what we need/want.

  7. Romy
    March 19, 2009 at 8:16 pm

    Thanks Nick. I’ve been looking for the answer to this for ages!!!

    Cheers
    Romy

  8. Barbara
    August 7, 2009 at 11:38 am

    Ref:
    is there any way around the fact that once you add your Public Folder Favorites to the mailbox favorites, sub-directories don’t show up?

    When you initially right-click the original Public Folder, click on the “Options” button and check “add Subfolders and check under that “Add all subfolders. Also check the next option “Automatically add all new subfolders” and under that check “Add all subfolders” and you should be able to see all subfolders of your Public folder at the Mailbox level. Hope this helps.

  9. Rob
    May 14, 2010 at 12:18 pm

    Yes, so simple but it took me finding this post to figure it out! LOL THANKS

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