Outlook 2013 Folder View

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Neil

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Outlook 2013 64 bit
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I have Outlook 2013 installed on 2 Win 10 PCs. The first one is a 15" notebook and when I am looking at my email folders there is a line which shows on the extreme right "Current Mailbox" and to the left of that "Search current Mailbox" and then to its left "Mentions" and to its left "Unread" and to its left "all". On my desktop PC the same line shows "Current Mailbox" and to the left of that "Search current Mailbox" and then to its left "All (as a drop down menu)" and to its left "Inbox". I like the desktop view but cannot figure out how to modify the view.
How do I make the changes.

I have screen prints of the 2 views but do not see how to add attachments..
 

Diane Poremsky

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Outlook 2016 32 bit
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Office 365 Exchange
There is a button to upload a file - use it to add attachments, but I don't need to see screenshots. The notebook has an older build; the desktop has a more current build. You can confirm by checking the build # in File, Office account.

Unfortunately, you can't change the options on the new view (but microsoft may change it - no one likes the extra steps needed to get to Arrange by).
 

Diane Poremsky

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Outlook 2016 32 bit
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Office 365 Exchange
Yeah, that looks like the new changes. This is the current layout for a pop3/imap account in the compact format. (Outlook.com/Office 365 Exchange have tabs called Focused and Other instead of Inbox to separate important from less important mail.)

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BTW - are you sure you have 2013 on both? The Desktop sounds like 2016.
 

Neil

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One of my PCs was recently upgraded to Office 365 and it had the screen like version 2, I then played around with the view and it's screen changed to version 1 and I cannot figure out how to get back to version 2, your help would be appreciated.
 

Diane Poremsky

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Outlook 2016 32 bit
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Office 365 Exchange
Version 2, which is this format, is the "old" view and was replaced in Outlook 2016 a few updates ago. (It's still in 2013, which is where i got this screenshot from). You can't go back to it (unless/until Microsoft changes it - Arrange by may come back out of the All menu, not sure about all/unread).
version2.png



This is version 1, it's the new format... You're stuck with it at this time.
version1.png
 

Neil

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Thanks, I was afraid that was going to be the answer. I am wondering if there might be a work around. Since I had an Outlook 2016 with the view that I wanted until I played with it, there must be a file that contains that view. Since I have another PC with Outlook 2013 that has the view that I want, is there a file that I can copy from Outlook 2013 to my Outlook 2016 so I get the view that I want?

Would appreciate your comment or any other work around for the view.
 

Diane Poremsky

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Office 365 Exchange
All/Unread/Arrange by and Inbox/All aren't views, they are built into the interface - and they changed the interface. The only way to get All/Unread back is to roll back to an older version and disable updates. This is not recommended as you will not get security updates either, which will leave you susceptible to exploits.

You can vote your displeasure here - Bring back sorting for All/Unread/Mentions and Arrange By quick sorting by Date, Size, etc. – Got an idea? - as i mentioned earlier, i won't be surprised if Arrange by comes back out of the menu - users don't like it inside the All menu, as evidenced by the # of votes. I don't think All/unread tabs will come back though (but i could be wrong.)
 

Neil

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Outlook 2013 64 bit
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IMAP
Okay, thanks I added my vote and appreciate your help.
 
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