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

Posted on 2014-02-27
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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.
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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).
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