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All Outlook sub-folders are open when I start Outlook. How can I change this, (disable). I want all sub-folders closed when I start (open) Outlook. And how do keep this setting as the default appearance every time I open Outlook?

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Depending on your version of Outlook you can access your defined view templates in the following way:

  • Outlook 2002/XP and previous
    View-> Current View-> Define Views…
  • Outlook 2003
    View-> Arrange By-> Current View-> Define Views…
  • Outlook 2007
    View-> Current View-> Define Views…
  • Outlook 2010 tab View-> button Change View-> Manage Views…

You can reset outlook folders to default by:

  • Windows XP
    Start-> Run; outlook.exe /cleanviews
  • Windows Vista and Windows 7
    Start-> type; outlook.exe /cleanviews

Note: There is a space between outlook.exe and /cleanviews

More detail from:- Applying custom views to all folders at once:

Starting Outlook with all folders collapsed/expanded

In older versions the folders would open in the state they where closed in, this could still be happening.

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