Moving messages to folders with drop down list is too slow
Moving Messages with Drop-down list - Previously the entire list of folders was immediately available to scroll down. Now, only the first few folders appear, and you must click <more> and wait for the full list of folders to populate. Too slow and time consuming! Recent folders at top of list is not really helpful. Bring back the previous drop down feature.
John Backer commented
The web version of Outlook has a much better logic - it displays recently used folders as well as a type-ahead box. I love being able to just start typing the name of the folder if it's not displayed, which saves a lot of time than having to click 'More' and navigate yet another list.
Christo Botha commented
I fully agree with Jane (Jan 12, 2016)!
If only the folder you want to move the message to was SEARCHABLE like in the OSX version.
How does the APPLE version have better features and more hotkeys (CTRL+4 sets to do flag for next week, BY DEFAULT) than the WINDOWS version??
Even if the recent Move-To folder list was 15-20 long it would be better. And as mentioned, show the folder path as part of the name.
Totally agree. is there any way to disable the drop-down of recents and go directly to the full list?
it is indeed cumbersome nowadays. I have thousands of folders. Firts I have to click the folder window. That is ok, but it lasts a few seconds before it turns blue. Then I have to go dfown with my Arrow to tell Outlook that I want to do something in the mfolder window and then I go to a folder 'aaa aaaa but alas it only gos to the folder 'aaa aaaa' because spces in the name don't work anymore? Then i have to slecet again the window and go manually down till i have reached the folder 'aaa zzzz'. Cost me a lot of time
Tilman Riedel commented
Assuming you use folders to group emails in your inbox or within PST folders for archiving purposes, now you have to send an email and then move it to the right folder. It would be great, if sent replies would be moved to the relevant folder right away.
Allow right click on folder names in MOVE drop down menu. Include "Go To Folder" option.
On multiple laptops (Asus, Surface Pro 4) every time I click on the an email it shows a hour glass. It like temporally crashes Outlook. Every since windows 10 outlooks performance has declined greatly.
Totally agree with Jane's comment and especially Rob Swennes. My folder system for work and home is like Rob's. This folder system is driving me crazy. I can't be efficient. I cannot possibly recall all of my subfolders "later" to type one of them into a box to move it. I created those subfolders for a specific reason! To keep info in each folder separate! My emails are a mess now, because I cannot possibly have the time "to figure out or recall" which SPECIFIC SUBFOLDER NAME worked for me when creating the subfolders. For ex. "writing" main subfolder. Well, I'm also an artist. Some of my emails are from the SAME orginating group, or for the SAME show, but with DIFFERENT submission Dates, etc. Blech. Bring back the old system. (The fixes others brought up here will not work for me.) Oh, I have a fantastic, considered exceptional memory, so.... this is from someone like that....STill is so much stress and TIME WASTED. folders are supposed to be for ease and organization. One more point, to find the email later, when the computer has "chosen" which place to put it. BLECH.
Totally agree with Jane's comment.
I beleive a fix that would already help and that shouldn't be difficult to implement is to make the popup window (that opens when you select the 3rd option from the bottom of the "move to" button") a resizeable one. Once made bigger, that popup window would show a greater list of folders to chose from, hence increasing our productivity.
Simply uncheck “offline cache” mode in File-Account Settings-Data Files. Double click your data file. uncheck box. Restart Outlook. It works. if you want to recheck “offline cache” you can. Restart Outlook and drag and drop emails to folders continues to work.
Rob Swennes commented
Totally support Jane's comments regarding the increased difficulty and additional time required to file incoming messages to their appropriate folders. What was a simple system before this upgrade now takes much more time. And all one is initially shown is some of the primary folders one has created and none of the subfolders. In my line of work I use many subfolders, and the names of many of those subfolders are identical under several main folders. Thus when the list of recently used folders/subfolders comes up when trying to file a new email, when the list says "vendors" (for example), I dare not click to send the message there since I have several primary folders with a "vendors" subfolder. To avoid sending the message to the wrong subfolder, I now have to click on the correct primary folder and then scroll down to the correct vendors subfolder and click in order to place the message correctly. A real pain!
Patrick Seidl commented
I use 3rd party add on SimplyFile. Works great.
just go back to the old outlook
three messages at a time? ridiculous!
delete, two at a time? what a timewaster.
who invented this nonsense
Stewart Farrer commented
I agree, this is a failure if your new outlook is to save time. Very frustrating and time wasting!!!!
Marcel Versluis commented
In Outlook for Osx you can move an email really really fast by hitting SHIFT+CMD+M and then enter the search form to wich folder you wish to move the email to.
I really would like this feature in Outlook 2016 for Windows, it really boosts your productivity.