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The folder pane displays all folders in Outlook. If the folder pane is minimized, you won’t be able to see your folders.

There are two ways you can view the folder pane.

  • Click View > Folder Pane > Normal.
    On the Folder Pane menu, Normal is selected.

  • Expand the Folder Pane by clicking the > on the left side of the screen, indicated in pink in the image below:
    The arrow expands the Folder Pane.

Tip: Click Minimized to minimize the Folder Pane or Off to remove it from the screen.

Note: You can change how Outlook arranges folders by clicking Folder Pane > Options.

  • On the ribbon, on the View tab, select Folder pane > Show.

    If the Folder pane option isn't visible, select  The Layout symbol. Layout > Folder Pane > Show

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