The Files folder is now expanding by itself upon opening Outlook and causing everything to be slow to load.
Thank you for the feedback. this was an idea we were testing but you should no longer see it anymore.
suzanne gauvin commented
I just want the Menu that was there on the left to reappear,
because it's faster to get to other in-boxes.
To be precise, before Outlook would open with Boîte de réception, Courrier indésirable, etc. showing on the left side of the screen.
Now, it doesn't show at all. We have to click-click. Annoying.
I do not want to see my files. Please remove the ""Files" side bar entirely.
Please provide an option to hide/delete this folder. Do not see any value
John Smith commented
How can I get rid of this???
We should be thankful that Microsoft does not manufacture cars. One day you would go to your MS car and find that the steering wheel had moved to the luggage compartment. Then try to find their support…
This is very annoying!
1. Move Files below Folders
2. Keep it closed by default and provide a setting to control the default behavior
3. Provide an option to remove Files from the default view. I've never used it and don't think I will.
I too find this feature annoying and useless. Give me the possibility to choose wheter to use it or not.
The new 'Files' should not be mandatory. AND It should be MANAGEABLE.
I don't have any use for the templates at this time - they should be hidden away. When I click on "Manage Files" the screen jumps to an attachment I didn't even know I had, and a list of People appear in the left pane that I thought were deleted. I want to delete the attachments and the people but there is no delete function. I can not MANAGE FILES by clicking on Manage files. Best solution to Manage files is to remove it and make the templates an optional entry for those who want them.
Filip Todorov commented
Please remove this option! I do not need some random files showing up on my sidebar!!
I really don't like the files folder either. The super frustrating thing is that you can't get rid of it. Also, it is right at the top of the drop down, so it screws up the feel of the left panel.
Please give me option to remove the "file" folder in the left navigation bar. This is a waste of valuable space and is not intuitive or a helpful service. I have lots of attached documents and have a random two show up on my left navigation bar is of no value.
I agree with commentaries here. The file folder is useless and very annoying as it opens every time we open Outlook.com. We should be able to delete it if we want to.
There should be an option to toggle the new "Files" feature in the left navigation pane on outlook.live.com . This takes up screen and left pane real estate that I won't use and I should have the option to turn this off.
Emily Waranka commented
Why won't the "FILES" folder stay closed when I close it?? I don't need that folder, I can't move it, and it always takes the longest to load before I can do anything.
I hate this and want the whole tab GONE! it's useless!
KATHIE DEGEORGES commented
I assume you are referring to my same issue. Recently upon opening my Outlook mail, I have started seeing Selections called "Favorites" (which has nothing under it, so not too bad) and "Files" (which have sub folders which appeaer to be email attachments I have received/sent and Excel templates, which I never use) above my email Folders. I have no idea what those two functions are for, and I find that having them located above my email folders is inconvenient and annoying. I have tried to remove them/close them to no avail. Please help me make them go away.
Melissa Beth Lowry commented
The files feature isn't even necessary. We should have the option to delete it, or at the very least move it to the bottom and keep it from automatically expanding. There isn't anything helpful about it and especially it's placement.
Pls remove Files feature! I don’t need it!
This new "feature" is annoying and unnecessary, and I would like to have it permanently removed.
this needs to be removable/movable. now Inbox is moved way down the page and harder to find.