How to Batch Remove All Folders from “Favorites” Section in Your Outlook

To reset the “Favorites” section, you may long for a method to batch remove all the folders from it, rather than doing it one by one manually. Looking at this need, this article will expose such a way to you.

In order to quickly access the frequently-needed mail folders, you can add them to “Favorites” section. It can help you get rid of troublesome locating folders. But, at present, if you would like to restore the “Favorites” section, you need to delete the folders from it one by one through “Remove from Favorites” option in context menu. Obviously, that means is quite tedious and cumbersome. Therefore, in the followings, we will introduce another way. It uses VBA code, so much handier and more effective. If you are not familiar with VBA, don’t panic. You can refer to the article – “How to Run VBA Code in Your Outlook“.

Batch Remove All Folders from “Favorites” Section

  1. At the very outset, start your Outlook application.
  2. Then, press “Alt + F11” to access VBA editor.
  3. Next, in the new window, copy the following code into a module or project.
Sub BatchRemoveAllFoldersfromFavorites()
    Dim objNavigationPane As Outlook.NavigationPane
    Dim objNavigationModule As Outlook.NavigationModule
    Dim objNavigationGroup As Outlook.NavigationGroup
    Dim i As Long
    Dim objNavigationFolder As Outlook.NavigationFolder
    'Get Favorites Section
    Set objNavigationPane = Application.ActiveExplorer.NavigationPane
    Set objNavigationModule = objNavigationPane.Modules.GetNavigationModule(olModuleMail)
    Set objNavigationGroup = objNavigationModule.NavigationGroups.GetDefaultNavigationGroup(olFavoriteFoldersGroup)
    'Remove All Folders from Favorites
    For i = objNavigationGroup.NavigationFolders.Count To 1 Step -1
        Set objNavigationFolder = objNavigationGroup.NavigationFolders.Item(i)
        If objNavigationFolder.IsRemovable = True Then
           objNavigationGroup.NavigationFolders.Remove objNavigationFolder
        End If
    Next i
End Sub

VBA Code - Batch Remove All Folders from "Favorites" Section

  1. Subsequently, run this macro either by “F5” key or clicking “Run” icon in the toolbar.
  2. When macro finishes, return to “Favorites” section. Over there, you’ll see that all the folders have been gone, as shown in the following figure.All Folders in "Favorites" Section Have Been Gone

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