If you unintentionally move an email into the wrong folder
If you unintentionally move an email into the wrong folder, there should be an undo button to undo last move
Happen with me also. I tried ctrl Z same time but didn't work.
Yes, a million times yes to this option. I file my read emails into numerous subfolders. Every now and again my computer glitches and as I'm dragging an email into a folder it just drops it into another folder. That issue is insanely frustrating but it is even more frustrating that there is no way to figure out what email was moved where and how to undo it. Why not have Ctrl Z just put the email back where it was?
[Deleted User] commented
why is there no undo function for accidental move of emails to folders!!!! :S
MARK BAGGOTT commented
I accidentally MOVED AN EMAIL to an email folder but I did not see in time which folder.
The UNDO BUTTON disappeared from the screen too quickly for me to press.
WHERE CAN I FIND THIS UNDO BUTTON AGAIN...
How can I find which email was moved to where, OR SEE the EMAIL FOLDERS I HAVE USED OR the LAST EMAIL FOLDER USED?
Moved email to 'Move to other folder' b y mistake. How can I find them. Cntl z doesn't work
How to find the name of the person/user who accidently move email from one folder to another in Outlook? Any idea
David Scott commented
Control-Z works when you manually move an email to a folder but James Green is correct - it does not work when you have a quick step that moves an email for you. Any idea if Microsoft has a Control+Z solution for emails moved using a quick step?
James Green commented
Undo should also work to reverse actions taken using a Quick Step
[Deleted User] commented
Ctrl Z works!
Scrimmy Bingus commented
So this has been a problem since October of 2017, and it's now September of 2019. Don't worry guys, I'm sure Microsoft will fix this basic functionality in this extremely popular product any minute now lol
Shmuel Wilhelm commented
Yes. Please provide an ANSWER. Cntrl Z does not work in this situation!
Wake up and try your suggestions before posting!!!
Yes, true, I know Control Z "normally" works.
However in this scenario/application it does NOT do anything at all.
Please provide alternative solution.
This ability already exists. You can customize your Quick Access toolbar to include the Undo button which usually (though not 100% of the time) works to undo moving an email to a folder accidentally.
Ctrl Z does work, as long as you do not click into any other folder once you have unintentionally moved the email.
How do you find deleted file
Nigel Freeney commented
CTRL-Z works for an email that you have just moved. However, there is only one undo action. If you subsequently move a second email you can't CTRL-Z undo twice to get the first email put back. This also doesn't work if you happen to accidentally drag and drop a folder onto another folder. I have a ton of folders and this has happened on more than one occasion. I wasn't being clumsy - my mouse had an issue with the wireless connection and dropped the folder mid drag. Alternatively, I was trying to drag an email. The connection dropped and was regained and in the process the mouse picked up a folder instead! If MS instigated a 20 action undo it would be very welcome.
Graeme McMillan commented
Yes please. A number of times I've accidentally dragged something somewhere, e.g. I'm drinking my coffee and spill a bit and accidentally mouse click/drag, and I know that an email has disappeared, but then have to waste time looking for the one email in all my folders - needle in a haystack especially if you're not exactly sure which email your mouse pointer was resting on before the accidental drag... and Ctrl-Z won't work for this situation...
Control Z does not work!
The undo option doesn't work after moving a mail to 'other'. Scenario: right click email from 'Focused', choose ' move to other', press ctrl+z or 'undo' button. Email won't move back to 'Focused'.
This is by design according to MSFT, if you want to change this design, vote for it :)
Phil Shifley commented