ARCHIVED: In Microsoft Outlook, how do I move messages to another folder?
In Microsoft Outlook, to move messages from one folder to another, you can use either the menus or your mouse to drag the messages.
Using the menus
- Select the message(s) you would like to move.
- In Outlook 2010, in the Ribbon, from the
Move. Then select
Choose Other Folder. Alternatively, to leave a copy of the message in the original folder, click
Copy to Folder.
In earlier versions, from the
Move to Folder.... Alternatively, to leave a copy of the message in the original folder, from the
Copy to Folder....
- In the window that opens, navigate to the folder in which you want
to place the message, and click
OK. The message you selected will now appear in the folder you chose.
Using the mouse
Note: To drag messages to a different file, you must
first be able to see both a list of folders in the left pane and a
list of messages in the right pane of the window. If you see only one
list, from the
View menu, select
Folder List. You
should now be able to see both folders and messages.
Using the mouse, drag messages from the right pane into a folder in
the left pane. You can select multiple, non-contiguous messages by
Ctrl while clicking several messages. To select
a range of contiguous messages, click to highlight the first one, and
Shift while clicking the last message in the
range. Once multiple messages are selected, you can drag one of them
to a folder in the left pane, and all selected messages will follow.
In Windows, you can drag a message with the right mouse button rather than the left. When you drop the message into the target folder, you can then choose whether to move or copy the message.
Last modified on November 06, 2012.