Join David Rivers for an in-depth discussion in this video Pinning email folders to the start screen, part of Windows 10: Tips and Tricks.
- The mail app here in Windows 10 has been greatly improved over previous versions. So if you find yourself launching mail and then navigating to a specific folder on a regular basis, nice little short cut is to take that folder and pin it to your start screen. That's what we're going to do in this movie. We'll start by launching the mail app. You can go down to the start button. Then click the mail tile; you could also search for mail down below and find the mail app. When you give it a click, it launches and takes you to the default folder which should be your inbox under your default account.
Now if you find yourself going to folders, clicking there and then navigating to a specific folder to locate content on a regular basis, any of these folders can be pinned to start. Including things like sent items. Let's go to sent items because everyone has that folder and right click. Notice there is a pin to start option on the pop up menu. Give that a click and it will now appear as a tile on your start screen. So we'll close up the mail app and then we realize okay we need to get directly to those sent items.
We go down to our start button, but instead of clicking the mail app, we now have a tile called Outlook. And as you hover over it, you'll see the name of the folder is sent items. Now we can move that into a better position. Even move it up next to our mail app if we wanted to do that. But with the tile there all we have to do now is click once to launch the mail app but also take us directly to that folder. I like that; much faster that way. We'll close up the mail app and when you go back to the start button and click there of course you can unpin from the start any tile like the Outlook sent items folder tile by right clicking and choosing unpin from start if you no longer need it there.
I'm going to give that a click to remove it and click in the background.
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