Create root folder of Gmail in Outlook

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I am trying to use my Gmail account in Outlook via IMAP.

Whenever I do, I am getting a Gmail folder that consists of the entire system folders of Gmail.

My question is will it have any effect if I will try to make a subfolder and copy all the contents of Gmail’s system folders in it?

If it won’t cause any problem, how can I make or create a root folder for my Gmail account in Outlook?

Can anyone please send me some help?

Thank you.

Answered By 0 points N/A #120775

Create root folder of Gmail in Outlook


To create Gmail root folder in Outlook, go to the “Advanced Settings” tab of outlook’s account configuration.

In Outlook 2003:

Tools> E-mail Accounts> options: View / change existing e-mail accounts> Next

In Outlook 2007:
            Tools > Account Settings > E-mail Tab

Outlook 2010
           File> section Info> Account Settings button > Account Settings > E-mail Tab

Now, double-click on Gmail IMAP (Your) account.

Click More Settings > Select the Advanced tab. > set the “Root folder path” to: [Gmail]. You have to type just like this: [Gmail] or copy this. When the setting is done, it will confirm you and lead you to out from all opened dialog box.

Then you will get a notification that about IMAP ‘s cache is needed to be rebuild. Sometimes, the Sent Items option/Tab and Deleted Items folder option/Tab needs to be created/Set up again.

The root folder [Gmail] is still not visible in Outlook. To fix this problem is to rename ‘My label 1’ to ‘[Gmail] / My label 1’ with Gmail’s Web interface. You can also create a Label [Gmail] and configure the ‘My Label 1’ as [Gmail] Label’s nested part.

After this, the Gmail folder will be visible in Outlook, and you can use Gmail smoothly.


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