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Orientation: Outlook 2010 is open. Extreme left pane displays my Inbox as well as folders I created - good.

It also displays built-in 'Folders?' RSS Feed, Start Search (Journal and Contacts) - bad.

I would like to hide these Outlook native folders because they take up vaulable space.

Any Ideas?

Outlook 2010

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Have you tried deleting them? –  ChrisF Jan 13 '11 at 13:06
How do you delete Journal, Contacts Calendar? Being built-in, it's probably more a question of hiding them. –  Guy Thomas Jan 13 '11 at 15:49

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This is an old post, but for anybody interested, there is MFCMAPI which allows to hide folders and many more things: HowTo-Outlook - Hide, move or delete an Outlook folder via MFCMAPI

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Yah, this is a legitmate issue. The only solution I found was http://www.easy2sync.de/en/produkte/Hide-Outlook-Folders.php.

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Thank you, but I was hoping for a solution within Outlook, else a registry hack. –  Guy Thomas Mar 12 '12 at 20:50

They take up valuable space? Seriously? Try collapsing the mailbox and adding the folders you do want to see to your folder favorites.

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The OP is probably referring to visual space. Considering that vertical pixels are incredibly precious on widescreen monitors, anything that's using those pixels unnecessarily is wasting valuable space. If the OP is referring to drive space, then I'm with you. –  afrazier Jan 13 '11 at 14:52
Is there anywhere I can add a screenshot, then the problem would become clearer? –  Guy Thomas Jan 13 '11 at 15:51
@GuyThomas Click the image button above where you input your question –  CodeBlend Jan 7 '13 at 13:08
@CodeBlend I figured out how to add an image - eventually! –  Guy Thomas Jan 19 '13 at 22:40
I want the extra pixels, I also like the control. (I have plenty of diskspace) –  Guy Thomas Jan 20 '13 at 11:37

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