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    Question Outlook 2010 - Unread AND Total Message Count in Folder?

    Is there any way at all to have Outlook 2010 show the unread and total message counts for a folder? Any folder? I have been able to show that in every other email client I have used - and it is likely that I will be switching back to one of those if I keep discovering all the things that I can't do in this latest Outlook version! I have searched all over the Microsoft and Office web sites to no avail regarding this question. It seems that message counts are one or the other, but not both, which is surprising.

    I did find a site where it says that total message count can be seen on the Outlook status bar if the registry keys are correct. Apparently even though the status bar selection menu shows all that should be showing, there are some choices there that donít show due to registry keys not being present in the registry - supposedly a known issue in OL2010. So I edited the registry to show the items on the status bar that are supposedly available in OL2010, including "Items in View" and "Unread Items in View", but no counts of any kind show on the status bar at all.

    If anyone knows whether or not it is possible to see the unread and total message counts in OL2010 I would really appreciate it if you can tell me how.

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    The total number of items does display in Status bar. I have it working on my OL 2010 and it is a default behavior. I supposed you have right clicked the status bar to configure it and had no success.

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    Correct. My status bar shows the following:


    Screenshot - 1_17_2012 , 12_52_58 PM.png Screenshot - 1_17_2012 , 12_52_40 PM.png
    Status bar right-click menu Status bar

    Don’t know why I'm not seeing any counts.

    Thank you.

    Jim

    EDIT: Hmm.. the images and captions were lined up nicely before I submitted the post! Not allowed to do that I guess.
    Last edited by JMac001; 2012-01-17 at 12:58. Reason: Added postscript.

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    Suspect that by customising the Status Bar you inhibit "normal" function. My status bar displays totals, and the only "normal" option for the Status bar is to turn it On or Off
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    Quote Originally Posted by JMac001 View Post
    Correct. My status bar shows the following:


    Screenshot - 1_17_2012 , 12_52_58 PM.png Screenshot - 1_17_2012 , 12_52_40 PM.png
    Status bar right-click menu Status bar

    Don’t know why I'm not seeing any counts.

    Thank you.

    Jim

    EDIT: Hmm.. the images and captions were lined up nicely before I submitted the post! Not allowed to do that I guess.
    Curious, because the menu on mine also shows the number of items in view in the menu and yours does not. Whatever is causing your issue is doing it both on the menu and the status bar.

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    Thanks to all. I cannot find an answer to this anywhere, though I do find many with the same issue.

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    Thumbs up Worked great

    I've been trying to figure this out. Thank you - it worked great

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    I have a more than 6gb pst file.
    Anyway to control to this nuclear disaster waiting to happen?
    Where is the best place to store it; just in case !!
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    Anybody know how to auto-direct a copy of incoming messages to a folder (like we do Label in gmail) or something similar?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Roop View Post
    I have a more than 6gb pst file.
    Anyway to control to this nuclear disaster waiting to happen?
    Where is the best place to store it; just in case !!
    I would recommend archiving (I use one archive file per calendar year) and then compacting the current pst file. I keep my archives in the same folder as the regular pst file.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roop View Post
    Anybody know how to auto-direct a copy of incoming messages to a folder (like we do Label in gmail) or something similar?
    You can use a rule to do that.

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    Thanks Ruirib. But 'rule' will put the message + attachments in a precreated folder in outlook itself.
    I was wondering if the emails can go to a folder in Windows Explorer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ruirib View Post
    I would recommend archiving (I use one archive file per calendar year) and then compacting the current pst file. I keep my archives in the same folder as the regular pst file.
    Thanks Ruirib. Never thought of doing that. But is it possible to do that now with email spanning several years in this 6GB?
    I like to keep a copy of the PST file in another Drive...just in case of a disaster. And I have experienced such disasters two times.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Roop View Post
    Thanks Ruirib. But 'rule' will put the message + attachments in a precreated folder in outlook itself.
    I was wondering if the emails can go to a folder in Windows Explorer.
    No, you couldn't do this without actually creating code to do it.

    I know what you wanted now, but gmail doesn't do that (although gmail is not a desktop client). The outlook rule would do the same thing you get in gmail, though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roop View Post
    Thanks Ruirib. Never thought of doing that. But is it possible to do that now with email spanning several years in this 6GB?
    I like to keep a copy of the PST file in another Drive...just in case of a disaster. And I have experienced such disasters two times.
    Yes, of course it would. You would just need to perform multiple archive operations. You could start to archive emails older than 3 years, then older than 2 years, etc, always specifying a different .pst file as the archive destination. Once you did all the archiving, you could simply compact your default .pst file.

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