EXPERT NEEDED !!!! Mail folders are odd - what happened? THIS IS A HARD ONE TO COMMUNICATE!
Posted on 2006-03-22
I THINK I can explain this...Something happened...I did SOMETHING and now things are weird.
OK, let me try to explain...
- I open Outlook.
- I click Mail. Inbox is highlighted on the left and I see emails on the right. Everything appears to be normal.
If I then highlight an email (on the right) and Right-Click and choose Move-To-Folder, the Move Items window pops up (asking me which folder I want to move it to).
Now here's the weird part...
-- IN addition to the regular, correct Mail Folders (which each have a Yellow Folder icon) there are a few NEW folders which have Calendar icons. However these calendar folders are NOT in the left pane under Personal Folders. In other words, when I close the Move-To-Folder dialog and look (on the left) at the yellow folders under Personal Folders, I DON'T see those calendar folders that I saw when it was asking me which folder I wanted to move my email to!
- Now, while still in that Move-To-Folder dialog, if I double-click on one of these calendar folders that it's showing me, I see a calendar entry with an icon in the body to one of my emails!
It seems that, somehow, several of my Inbox emails got tossed into some Calendar Folder.
btw: If I go INTO calendars, I see these new calendars (and hate them) but, of course, there are no appointments in them, because they ar not really calendars, and what is in them are lost emails.
What I've been doing is this:
In the Move-To-Folder dialog, where these Calendar folders have suddently shown up, and where I can double-click these calendar entries that contain icons to these lost emails in the body, I'll open these emails in the body and Forward them to myself so they're not totally lost.
I would guess that about 30 emails are in these "Calendars" - but I know of no way to list them. Yikes!
I think this is a hard one.