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    Simplifying Folders (2007)

    Right now I have

    Companies
    A
    B
    C
    D
    Software
    A
    B
    C

    and so on

    I want to move all the messages in the A,B, and C folders into their respective parent folders (Software, Companies etc.)

    I know I cxn go to each folder, select all the messages, and then Move them.

    Could I instead archive all the messages into a temp PST file, and then import them back in, and instead of importing to the same structure, import all the "child folder" items into the respective parent folder?

    Would that work, without bringing along any tree structure of the pre-existing folders?

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    Re: Simplifying Folders (2007)

    I think importing will import the folder structure too.

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    Re: Simplifying Folders (2007)

    That's what my experimenting has done, Hans...I was hoping that maybe there was a special workaround that I just wasn't aware of yet.

    Oh well...

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    Re: Simplifying Folders (2007)

    You might be able to use Advanced Find or a Search Folder to gather all of the messages in the subfolders into a single display so that you could drag them all in one operation. (For example, you could find all messages sent after 1/1/1980.) Whether building, testing, and running such a search actually saves any time would depend on how many folderssubfolders you've created.

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    Re: Simplifying Folders (2007)

    I'll give that a try, Jefferson, thanks.

    I got carried away, filing my mail like I was in an office -- a folder for each sender...hundreds!

    I've just decided, especially since moving to 2007 with the switch in the flagging and category use, to consolidate a bit.

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    Re: Simplifying Folders (2007)

    If the "folder this was in" would be valuable information in the future, consider adding it to those messages as a "category" before consolidating. I don't recall the procedure for "bulk adding" messages to categories, but I think it also is a drag-and-drop operation in a certain view.

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    Re: Simplifying Folders (2007)

    Yea, that's a good idea. You (I) can categorize groups just by selecting (all) and then picking the category.

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