The Outlook folders tree shows folders in alphabetical order only. In order to display them in a different order, you can use either of the following methods:
- Promote a specific folder to the top of the list
If you want a specific folder to appear before the others, rename it with a punctuation mark at the beginning of its name. For instance, if you want the “Pending” folder to appear first, rename it “!Pending” or “_Pending”.
- Define the position of each folder in the list
If you want to define the position of each folder, just prefix each folder name with a number, for example:
If you use SpeedFiler to file your messages, you do not have to type the numbers, as SpeedFiler looks for matches anywhere in a folder name, not just the beginning. So if you want to file an item in “1 Rejected”, just open the File In Folder window and start typing the word “rejected” until you see “1 Rejected” in the list of matching folders.