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Remove date grouping in Outlook folders

Posted on 2011-09-18
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Hello,

I recently upgraded to Outlook 2010.  Since doing so, all of the items in my email folders have been grouped according to how much time has passed since they arrived.  That's a nice feature but can someone tell me how to disable it so that there is no grouping?

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Go to View > View Settings button in the Current View section > Other Settings button > uncheck the Show items in Groups checkbox in the Grid lines and Group Headings section.
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Thanks yobri, that's just what I was looking for!

Is there any way to set it as a global setting?  It seems that if I uncheck the box, it only applies to the current folder (i.e. other folders are unchanged).
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Hello Steve,

there is no global setting for this, as far as I know, but this makes sense, since each folder may have different view settings, based on the items stored in it.

But there's a quicker way than going through the ribbon: right-click on any column header, then select Arrange By and untick the Show in Groups option

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cheers, teylyn
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<<Is there any way to set it as a global setting?  It seems that if I uncheck the box, it only applies to the current folder (i.e. other folders are unchanged).>>

View tab > Change View button in the Current View section > Apply Current View to Other Mail Folders. Select your folders accordingly.
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Screenshot of above instructiions.
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Ah, of course, yobri. Thanks for that!
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Thanks.  I always appreciate the great help!
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