Open a folder / subfolder of a PST in single click

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Hello all,

I have migrated a lot of folders from my account to an PST archive, there are over 100 folders that were moved. I need to access them constantly, so, I jump between inbox of my account to the PST archive, however, it is a bit annoying as I need to expand / collapse the folders of PST archive. I have been using FAVORITES to access some certain folder from the PST archive or used SHORTCUTS (see the attached screenshots), however, those are of limited use. Recently I have discovered a nice article by Danny De Roovere, which outlines nicely on how to move mail items to a folder via one single click. My question is does anyone know of in a way similar to what Danny De Roovere had made, however, to make access some folder instead of moving email message. That is I need to open a certain folder / sub-folders from either PST archive and / or account in one single click. Any ideas?


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Without knowing the mentioned article, you can move emails based on criteria like subject, sender, etc. That doesn't work for opening any folder. That is for a one-click solution you'll need 1 button per folder.
Hello Michael,

I have attached the file (MS Outlook - How to Move Mail Items to a Folder via One Single Click.pdf), this is one is very fancy to use to move email to pre-defined folders. I was wondering if anyone knows of a code that is executed in the similar way and created a panel with folder name, but for opening / accessing the folder, instead of moving the emails to the designated folders.


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Hi ,
Command Bars were deprecated with Outlook 2010
Set CommandBar = myExplorer.CommandBars.add(Name:="Quick Access Folder", _
Position:=msoBarFloating, Temporary:=True)
Meaning there is nothing can be done about creating custom command bar?
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