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How to make Outlook show the unread count of a folder, including its sub-folders?

How to make Outlook show the unread count of a folder, including its sub-folders?

I have a folder in MS Outlook called Technology, and under technology I have Software and Hardware.

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Guest [Entry]

"I have a partial answer for you that I use to show counts of unread items in sub folders.

This method gives an overall count of ALL unread items; but not a unread count for each sub folder.

You set this up once, and it will keep track with no further input from you.

I have my Outlook window configured to show set up to show the Navigation pane (Alt-F1) like this

I then create a search folder to count the unread mail, as shown in the next two pictures:

This keeps a count of the unread items and will show a list of them. Drag the Unread Mail folder to the Favorites pane within the Navigation Pane so that it is always visible even when the Search Folders is collapsed.

As a bonus, I find this is a very convenient way to keep track of all FLAGGED items,"
Guest [Entry]

"You can also create a ""Custom Search Folder"", similar to what was described above, that looks at each subfolder you want to watch.

Start by creating a Search Folder. Then select the last option , ""Create a custom search folder"". Name it and click the Criteria button. In the ""More Choices"" tab, select the checkbox for ""Only items that are"" and select ""unread"" in the droplist. Then in the advanced tab, create the custom criteria. This can be teadeous if you have a lot of folders, but it will work. For the ""Field"" use ""In Folder"". Set the condition to ""IS"" and set the Value be the name of the subfolder. If you add a rule for each subfolder you will get a total unread for all subfolders."
Guest [Entry]

"In Outlook - Go to File | Account Settings, then ""Account Settings in the drop down"".
Select the ""Data Files"" tab.
Select your account/location in the displayed list and click the ""Settings..."" tool button.
In the displayed dialog select the ""Advanced"" tab.
Uncheck ""Use Cached Exchange Mode"".
Click ""OK"".

If you close and reopen Outlook now it may work, if it doesn't continue reading:

Close Outlook.

Start Outlook using ""/cleanips"". I have 32-bit Outlook so this is where it was on my system.
""C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office15\OUTLOOK.EXE""/cleanips

After Outlook starts. Use the above instructions to go turn ""Use Cached Exchange Mode"" back on again and quit Outlook. Then start Outlook again with ""/cleanips"".
""C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office15\OUTLOOK.EXE""/cleanips

After doing this, the unread email counts for each Exchange folder should display again."
"In Outlook - Go to File | Account Settings, then ""Account Settings in the drop down"".
Select the ""Data Files"" tab.
Select your account/location in the displayed list and click the ""Settings..."" tool button.
In the displayed dialog select the ""Advanced"" tab.
Uncheck ""Use Cached Exchange Mode"".
Click ""OK"".

If you close and reopen Outlook now it may work, if it doesn't continue reading:

Close Outlook.

Start Outlook using ""/cleanips"". I have 32-bit Outlook so this is where it was on my system.
""C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office15\OUTLOOK.EXE""/cleanips

After Outlook starts. Use the above instructions to go turn ""Use Cached Exchange Mode"" back on again and quit Outlook. Then start Outlook again with ""/cleanips"".
""C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office15\OUTLOOK.EXE""/cleanips

After doing this, the unread email counts for each Exchange folder should display again."