Can I delete or rename the special folders in the default store? RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi,

    After creating a new PST file and using HrValidateIPMSubtree to create the full IPM subtree special folders by passing the MAPI_FULL_IPM_TREE , is it possible to delete or rename the special folders, for example, the Inbox?

    In the Outlook UI, I can see that both "delete" and "rename" function is disabled for Inbox. However, via MAPI, I can delete the Inbox. Just wonder if it is OK to do so?


    Tuesday, December 11, 2018 10:07 AM


  • Yes, you can renames the folders to anything you want. Outlook does that anyway based on the Outlook locale when the folders are first created.

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    • Marked as answer by chcw Friday, December 14, 2018 9:55 PM
    Tuesday, December 11, 2018 6:20 PM