[2 days left] What’s wrong with your cloud strategy? Learn why multicloud solutions matter with Nimble Storage.Register Now

x
?
Solved

Have blue icons on Outlook folders.  Not sure what they are or how to remove them?

Posted on 2014-02-27
1
Medium Priority
?
7,766 Views
Last Modified: 2017-06-10
Yesterday somehow, all of my Outlook 2013 folders now have a double arrow on them.  THe only think I can think that I did was to open public folders to look at them.  After thaty, they were all there?!

Not sure why, but really would like to get rid of them.  Thanks.
0
Comment
Question by:LB1234
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
1 Comment
 
LVL 13

Accepted Solution

by:
Chris Raisin earned 2000 total points
ID: 39893874
If you mean the double-headed (two-way) blue arrow icon, any folder with that symbol indicates that the folder is part of a shared source you are connected to and thus not part of your own mailbox.

A shared source could be a mailbox belonging to someone else, a Public Folder, an Internet Calendar or a SharePoint library.

This overlay icon was introduced in Outlook 2007 and subsequent releases. It’s only a visual aid and doesn’t for instance indicate whether or not the folder is cached. (Whether or not a shared folder can be cached depends on the type of shared folder and your version of Outlook).

Any unshared folders will not show that icon.

I would not think there is a way to remove that symbol (unless you disconnect from the shared source).
0

Featured Post

Hire Technology Freelancers with Gigs

Work with freelancers specializing in everything from database administration to programming, who have proven themselves as experts in their field. Hire the best, collaborate easily, pay securely, and get projects done right.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

This article describes how to import Lotus Notes Contacts into Outlook 2016, 2013, 2010 and 2007 etc. with a few manual steps. You can easily export and migrate Lotus Notes contacts into Microsoft Outlook without having to use any third party tools.
Are you an Exchange administrator employed with an organization? And, have you encountered a corrupt Exchange database due to which you are not able to open its EDB file. This article will explain all the steps to repair corrupt Exchange database.
To show how to generate a certificate request in Exchange 2013. We show this process by using the Exchange Admin Center. Log into Exchange Admin Center.:  First we need to log into the Exchange Admin Center. Navigate to the Servers >> Certificates…
This video shows how to remove a single email address from the Outlook 2010 Auto Suggestion memory. NOTE: For Outlook 2016 and 2013 perform the exact same steps. Open a new email: Click the New email button in Outlook. Start typing the address: …
Suggested Courses

656 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question