Expand Outlook 2007 Inbox folders when Opening Outlook

Hello,

we have a user that has many folders in his Inbox. We are using Outlook 2007, Imap. We switched from POP.

Basically, the folders upon restarting outlook, doesn't remain expanded after you reopen Outlook.All of The Inbox folders are collapsed.

Is there a way to have all the Folders in the Inbox expanded via Script/VBA or is there is setting that will allow the Expansion of the Inbox folders to retain through a restart.

AtomicsteaksAsked:
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Chris BottomleyConnect With a Mentor Commented:
I'm not aware you can change the default behaviour but a macro to open all folders is viable as below

expandAll will expand all the default folders, expandInbox will only expand the inbox.

Chris
Sub expandAll()
Dim olApp As Outlook.Application
Dim objNS As Outlook.NameSpace
Dim MyFolder As Outlook.MAPIFolder
Dim arrControl As Long
Dim strStoresItem As Variant

    On Error Resume Next
    
    Set olApp = Outlook.Application
    Set objNS = olApp.GetNamespace("MAPI")
    For Each strStoresItem In Application.Session.Stores
        If Not strStoresItem.ExchangeStoreType = olExchangePublicFolder Then
            Set MyFolder = objNS.GetFolderFromID(strStoresItem.StoreID)
            pf_expandAll MyFolder
        End If
    Next

Set objNS = Nothing
Set olApp = Nothing
Set MyFolder = Nothing
 
End Sub
Sub expandInbox()
Dim olApp As Outlook.Application
Dim objNS As Outlook.NameSpace
Dim MyFolder As Outlook.MAPIFolder
Dim arrControl As Long
Dim strStoresItem As Variant

    On Error Resume Next
    
    Set olApp = Outlook.Application
    Set objNS = olApp.GetNamespace("MAPI")
    Set MyFolder = objNS.Session.GetDefaultFolder(olFolderInbox)
    pf_expandAll MyFolder

Set objNS = Nothing
Set olApp = Nothing
Set MyFolder = Nothing
 
End Sub

Sub pf_expandAll(startFolder As MAPIFolder)
Dim fldr As Outlook.MAPIFolder
Dim objitem As Object
Dim mai As MailItem
    On Error Resume Next
    
    ' process all the subfolders of this folder
    If startFolder.DefaultItemType <> olMailItem Then Exit Sub
    Set Application.ActiveExplorer.CurrentFolder = startFolder
    DoEvents
    For Each fldr In startFolder.folders
        Call pf_expandAll(fldr)
    Next
 
Set mai = Nothing
Set fldr = Nothing
End Sub

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AtomicsteaksAuthor Commented:
Great!!!..Will try It out Over the weekend. Never Added a Marco To Outlook-Will review that First than go from There...
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Chris BottomleyCommented:
To Create a macro:
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Alt + F11 to open the macro editor

  For User Code:
     Insert | Module to insert a code module into the project
     In the project tree select the module.
     Insert the required macro(s) into the selected module, ('Module1' or similar)

Close the Visual Basic Editor.

To run a macro:
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Alt + F8
Select the macro
Select 'Run'
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AtomicsteaksAuthor Commented:
Issue running the macro's..

“The macros in this project are disabled. Please refer to the online help or documentationof the host application to determine how to enable macros.”

Even though My security is set to the lowest option...Within outlook...
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Chris BottomleyCommented:
Have you re-opened outlook since enabling macros

Chris
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AtomicsteaksAuthor Commented:
Yes,

Program still errors out..
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Chris BottomleyCommented:
Virus application enabled?

Chris
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Karen FalandaysTraining SpecialistCommented:
I've requested that this question be deleted for the following reason:

Not enough information to confirm an answer.
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Chris BottomleyCommented:
I have posted a solution for the issue and maintained communications including checking why the macros are not running.  There is a therefore a perfectly viable solution here that should be accepted.

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Chris
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Chris BottomleyCommented:
oops!

I have posted a solution for the issue and maintained communications including checking why the macros are not running.  There is a therefore a perfectly viable solution here that should be accepted.

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Chris
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