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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

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  • Direct commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    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.

  • MPRADO commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    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.

  • Pablo commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Ctrl Z does work, as long as you do not click into any other folder once you have unintentionally moved the email.

  • Nigel Freeney commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    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  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    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...

  • JeroenSchoen commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    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 :)

    Thanks,
    Jeroen

  • Bruce commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This can already be done. CTRL-Z or Undo. I use it all the time as I apparently cannot drag and drop...

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