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OpenSharedFolder Method

_NameSpace.OpenSharedFolder Method

Opens a shared folder referenced through a URL or file name.

Namespace:  Microsoft.Office.Interop.Outlook
Assembly:  Microsoft.Office.Interop.Outlook (in Microsoft.Office.Interop.Outlook.dll)

MAPIFolder OpenSharedFolder(
	string Path,
	Object Name,
	Object DownloadAttachments,
	Object UseTTL


Type: System.String

The URL or local file name of the shared folder to be opened.

Type: System.Object

The name of the Really Simple Syndication (RSS) feed or Webcal calendar. This parameter is ignored for other shared folder types.

Type: System.Object

Indicates whether to download enclosures (for RSS feeds) or attachments (for Webcal calendars.) This parameter is ignored for other shared folder types.

Type: System.Object

Indicates whether the Time To Live (TTL) setting in an RSS feed or WebCal calendar should be used. This parameter is ignored for other shared folder types.

Return Value

Type: Microsoft.Office.Interop.Outlook.MAPIFolder
A Folder object that represents the shared folder.

This method is used to access the following shared folder types:

  • Webcal calendars (webcal://mysite/mycalendar)

  • RSS feeds (feed://mysite/myfeed)

  • Microsoft SharePoint Foundation folders (stssync://mysite/myfolder)

  • iCalendar calendar (.ics) files

  • vCard contact (.vcf) files

  • Outlook message (.msg) files


This method does not support iCalendar appointment (.ics) files. To open iCalendar appointment files, you can use the OpenSharedItem method of the NameSpace object.

You can use the GetSharedDefaultFolder method of the Namespace object to share default folders, such as the Inbox folder, in Exchange.

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