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Some people have so many folders that they've got problems to find them. And with a deep hierarchy of folders it can also be a pain to click through all of them in order to activate a certain folder.
This example finds a folder by its name, and you can choose to get the found folder activated. You can either enter the full name, or use wildcards. '*' and '%' are allowed as wildcards. Upper/lower cases will be ignored. See the constant SpeedUp in the head of the module: The default setting of True means the search will be somewhat faster, however, Outlook will be blocked during the search. If the search takes too long due to a great many folders, you can set the value to False. Set the constant StopAtFirstMatch to False if the search should not stop with the first match.
Copy the code into the module 'ThisOutlookSession'. For instance, it can be started by pressing alt+f8.
Private m_Folder As Outlook.MAPIFolder Private m_Find As String Private m_Wildcard As Boolean Private Const SpeedUp As Boolean = True Private Const StopAtFirstMatch As Boolean = True Public Sub FindFolder() Dim Name$ Dim Folders As Outlook.Folders Set m_Folder = Nothing m_Find = "" m_Wildcard = False Name = InputBox("Find name:", "Search folder") If Len(Trim$(Name)) = 0 Then Exit Sub m_Find = Name m_Find = LCase$(m_Find) m_Find = Replace(m_Find, "%", "*") m_Wildcard = (InStr(m_Find, "*")) Set Folders = Application.Session.Folders LoopFolders Folders If Not m_Folder Is Nothing Then If MsgBox("Activate folder: " & vbCrLf & m_Folder.FolderPath, vbQuestion Or vbYesNo) = vbYes Then Set Application.ActiveExplorer.CurrentFolder = m_Folder End If Else MsgBox "Not found", vbInformation End If End Sub Private Sub LoopFolders(Folders As Outlook.Folders) Dim F As Outlook.MAPIFolder Dim Found As Boolean If SpeedUp = False Then DoEvents For Each F In Folders If m_Wildcard Then Found = (LCase$(F.Name) Like m_Find) Else Found = (LCase$(F.Name) = m_Find) End If If Found Then If StopAtFirstMatch = False Then If MsgBox("Found: " & vbCrLf & F.FolderPath & vbCRLF & vbCrLf & "Continue?", vbQuestion Or vbYesNo) = vbYes Then Found = False End If End If End If If Found Then Set m_Folder = F Exit For Else LoopFolders F.Folders If Not m_Folder Is Nothing Then Exit For End If Next End Sub
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