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Folders.Add Method (Outlook)

Creates a new folder in the Folders collection.

expression .Add(Name, Type)

expression A variable that represents a Folders object.

Parameters

Name

Required/Optional

Data Type

Description

Name

Required

String

The display name for the new folder.

Type

Optional

Long

The Outlook folder type for the new folder. If the folder type is not specified, the new folder will default to the same type as the folder in which it is created. Can be one of the following OlDefaultFolders constants: olFolderCalendar, olFolderContacts, olFolderDrafts, olFolderInbox, olFolderJournal, olFolderNotes, or olFolderTasks. The constants olFolderConflicts, olFolderDeletedItems, olFolderJunk, olFolderLocalFailures, olFolderManagedEmail, olFolderOutbox, olFolderRssSubscriptions, olFolderSentMail, olFolderServerFailures, olFolderSyncIssues, olFolderToDo, and olPublicFoldersAllPublicFolders cannot be specified for this argument.

Return Value

A Folder object that represents the new folder.

This VBA example uses the Add method to add the new folder named "My Contacts" to the current (default) Contacts folder.

Sub AddContactsFolder() 
 Dim myNameSpace As Outlook.NameSpace 
 Dim myFolder As Outlook.Folder 
 Dim myNewFolder As Outlook.Folder 
 
 Set myNameSpace = Application.GetNamespace("MAPI") 
 Set myFolder = myNameSpace.GetDefaultFolder(olFolderContacts) 
 Set myNewFolder = myFolder.Folders.Add("My Contacts") 
End Sub 

This VBA example uses the Add method to add three new folders in the Tasks folder. The first folder, "Notes Folder", will contain note items. The second folder, "Contacts Folder", will contain contact items. The third folder, “Public Folder” will be a public folder. If the folders already exist, a message box will inform the user.

Sub AddFolders() 
 Dim myNameSpace As Outlook.NameSpace 
 Dim myFolder As Outlook.Folder 
 Dim myNotesFolder As Outlook.Folder 
 Dim myContactsFolder As Outlook.Folder 
 Dim myPublicFolder As Outlook.Folder 
 
 Set myNameSpace = Application.GetNamespace("MAPI") 
 Set myFolder = myNameSpace.GetDefaultFolder(olFolderTasks) 
 On Error GoTo ErrorHandler 
 Set myNotesFolder = myFolder.Folders.Add("Notes Folder", olFolderNotes) 
 Set myContactsFolder = myFolder.Folders.Add("Contacts Folder", olFolderContacts) 
 Set myPublicFolder = myFolder.Folders.Add("Public Folder", olPublicFoldersAllPublicFolders) 
 Exit Sub 
ErrorHandler: 
 MsgBox "This folder already exists!" 
 Resume Next 
End Sub
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