How to Batch Reset the Views of a Folder and All Its Subfolders in Outlook

To reset a single Outlook folder’s view, you can simply click the “Reset View” button in “View” ribbon. But, if you want to reset the views of a folder and all its subfolders in bulk, you’ll long for a more effective way. This post will show you such a method.

If you want to reset all the folders’ views in your Outlook, you can simply utilize a command line switch – “outlook.exe /cleanviews”. You can just close Outlook and put the line to the search bar in “Start Menu” and press “Enter” to run it. By this means, all custom views you configured will be lost. Therefore, if you only wish to reset the views of a folder and all its subfolder, you had better not use the above way. Instead, you can make use of the following method. It can reset the views of a folder as well as all its subfolders in one go.

Batch Reset the Views of a Folder and All Its Subfolders

  1. At the very outset, launch Outlook program.
  2. Then, in the folder list, select and open the main folder.
  3. Next, press “Alt + F11” key buttons to access Outlook VBA editor.
  4. In the subsequent window, copy the VBA code below into a module.
Sub ResetViews_FolderAllSubfolders()
    Dim objFolder As Outlook.Folder
    Dim objSubfolder As Outlook.Folder
    Dim objView As Outlook.View
    'Get the currently opened folder
    Set objFolder = Outlook.Application.ActiveExplorer.CurrentFolder

    If MsgBox("Are you sure to reset the views of " & objFolder.Name & " and all its subfolders?", vbQuestion + vbYesNo) = vbYes Then
       'Reset the current folder's view
       Set objView = objFolder.CurrentView
       If objFolder.Folders.Count > 0 Then
          'Reset the views of all subfolders
          For Each objSubfolder In objFolder.Folders
              Set objView = objSubfolder.CurrentView
       End If
       'Prompt you
       MsgBox "Complete!", vbInformation + vbOKOnly
    End If
End Sub

VBA Code - Batch Reset the Views of a Folder and All Its Subfolders

  1. After that, trigger this macro by pressing “F5” key or clicking the “Run” icon in the toolbar.
  2. Later, you’ll receive a message for conformation to reset views. Here you can click “OK”.Confirmation
  3. At once, all the views of the currently opened folder and all its subfolders will be reset to its initial settings.Reset Views

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