KC Lemson

By KC Lemson [MS]


Expand and collapse the folder tree with two keyboard shortcuts

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I learned something new in Woody's Email Essentials today. In Outlook, when you're in a place with a folder list (such as the “Go To Folder” dialog, or the folder list in the main view), you can use * and - on the number pad to expand and collapse the folder tree, starting from the folder that's currently selected.

So, to expand the entire tree, Shift+Home to go to the top and press * and it will expand all of your folders, so that you can type-down to the folder you want. Similarly, - will collapse.

I usually use type-down to the folder I want and then hit the right arrow to expand, but this way you can expand all of the subfolders in the entire store, which is pretty nifty.

Note: The tip in today's WEE about using delayed delivery will not work if you are working against an Exchange server, see my previous entry for one way to do that.

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  • This is actually a feature of the treeview control - anywhere the treeview is used you should be able to press * to fully expand and collapse children.

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