Creating Sub-Folders

Discussion in 'Windows Live Mail' started by Artreid, May 20, 2010.

  1. Artreid

    Artreid Guest

    Can I create a Folder in a Folder? Exmp: I have created a Folder named
    Accounts and would like to create subfolders in that Accounts folder, (i.e.;
    AMD, Paypal, eBay, etc,).

    Artreid, May 20, 2010
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  2. Well, have you tried it? That should give you the answer.
    Gary VanderMolen [MVP], May 20, 2010
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    bj Guest

    Some of my storage folders are 3-4 levels deep.
    In my account inbox I have several folders & at least one has a subfolder.
    bj, May 20, 2010
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    Ron Sommer Guest

    Ctrl + Shift + D
    Select the folder in which to create the new folder.
    Ron Sommer, May 20, 2010
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    N. Miller Guest

    My normal approach is to actually try something before asking if it can be
    done. Saves time waiting for responses, if the trial is successful.

    BTW, as noted by others, yes, it is possible.
    N. Miller, May 20, 2010
  6. Artreid

    Artreid Guest

    None of the above work for me.

    Let me be clearer on this. I am attempting to create subfolders in Windows
    Live Mail (Mail). I assume since this is a Windows live mail mail user
    group that is understood.

    I created an folder named Accounts (that worked fine). Now when I read a new
    email and want to save it a new sub-folder of accounts called (ie, Paypal),
    I cannot. All I get is some bell going off (no explanation and no sub-folder
    in Accounts ever gets created?
    Artreid, May 20, 2010
  7. Artreid

    Artreid Guest

    Sound this response in Windows Vista Forums: Vista - Hotmail sub folders in
    Windows Live Mail

    Is it possible to create folders within folders in Hotmail folders list?

    No.. you can not create a folder inside a folder in the Hotmail UI or WLM
    using http protcol(WebDAV, DeltaSync). For pop3 accounts, the answer is the
    opposite.. Yes.

    I use Hotmail in Windows Live Mail...
    Artreid, May 20, 2010
  8. That is correct. Hotmail does not support sub-folders, although
    Windows Live Mail does.
    Gary VanderMolen [MVP], May 20, 2010
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    ...winston Guest

    If a Hotmail account(,, or derivative of the same domain e.g., and that account is
    setup using the Http(DeltaSync) protocol, then subfolders creation is not possible.
    ...winston, May 20, 2010
  10. Artreid

    ...winston Guest

    Looks familiar...that post(mine) and my other response in this thread state the same.
    ...winston, May 20, 2010
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    Ron Sommer Guest

    Ron Sommer, May 20, 2010
  12. Artreid

    ...winston Guest

    Maybe later, but the current 'dogfood' does not provide creation of nested folders....thus the reference may only mean additional
    user created folders, the Quick Views folders, folders/subfolders on SkyDrive, a future feature, or a nomenclature error <g>.

    Fyi..clarification requested
    ...winston, May 20, 2010
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    N. Miller Guest

    Aha. A critical piece of information which was lacking at the start of this
    thread! ;)
    N. Miller, May 21, 2010
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    ...winston Guest

    Hotmail is always a possibility on anything Live :)
    ...winston, May 21, 2010
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    K M Guest

    Yes, you can create a sub-folder under a main folder. If you hover over the Folders option, move cursor over to the right-hand side and you will see "more actions for folders", select "Add a new folder."

    Under the Add A New Folder menu, you have the option to create a new folder, select "create in" option and you will be able to use the drop-down menu to select what folder you want to create the sub-folder in.

    K M, Oct 21, 2010
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