Store Object (Outlook)
Published: July 16, 2012
Represents a file on the local computer or a network drive that stores e-mail messages and other items for an account in the current profile.
A profile defines one or more e-mail accounts, and each e-mail account is associated with a server of a specific type. For an Exchange server, a store can be on the server, in an Exchange Public folder, or in a local Personal Folders File (.pst) or Offline Folder File (.ost). For a POP3, IMAP, or HTTP e-mail server, a store is a .pst file.
You can use the Stores and Store objects to enumerate all folders and search folders on all stores in the current session. Since getting the root folder or search folders in a store requires the store to be open and opening a store imposes an overhead on performance, you can check the Store.IsOpen property before you decide to pursue the operation.
If you use an Exchange server, you can access other explicit built-in Store properties for store characteristics such as ExchangeStoreType, IsCachedExchange, and IsDataFileStore. Use the PropertyAccessor object returned by Store.PropertyAccessor to access other store properties that are not exposed in the Outlook object model.
For more information on storing Outlook items in folders and stores, see Storing Outlook Items.
The following code sample in Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) enumerates all folders on all stores for a session:
Sub EnumerateFoldersInStores() Dim colStores As Outlook.Stores Dim oStore As Outlook.Store Dim oRoot As Outlook.Folder On Error Resume Next Set colStores = Application.Session.Stores For Each oStore In colStores Set oRoot = oStore.GetRootFolder Debug.Print (oRoot.FolderPath) EnumerateFolders oRoot Next End Sub Private Sub EnumerateFolders(ByVal oFolder As Outlook.Folder) Dim folders As Outlook.folders Dim Folder As Outlook.Folder Dim foldercount As Integer On Error Resume Next Set folders = oFolder.folders foldercount = folders.Count 'Check if there are any folders below oFolder If foldercount Then For Each Folder In folders Debug.Print (Folder.FolderPath) EnumerateFolders Folder Next End If End Sub