Outlook - Folder Pane Width

I want to make the width of my folder pane in Outlook smaller.  The folder pane seems to have a minimum width which cannot be changed.  I tried dragging the folder pane using the two parallel lines to the left to make the width smaller , but the folder pane does not move to the left until a certain point.  I used to be able to resize the folder pane using the same procedure, but now, I am not able to do it.  How can this be resolved?  Thanks for your help. 
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I'm on Windows 8.1.  Did not experience that issue before until around that time when I posted by query.

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Same issue here. Office 365 version 2004 12730.20250.

I could resize this prior to the latest update.

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Yes, I too have similar problem.. I would like to keep my folder pane thinner but I'm unable to do so after a particular width size. I was able to that before the update.

This is taking unnecessary space in to my reading pane and mail pane. Pls fix this issue asap..

Dinesh Mahendra Babu..

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Many users recently report this annoying 'update'. See also here: 

https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/msoffice/forum/all/folder-pane-width-cant-be-change/fd50dd3f-8bb0-4a24-af85-8d099be07c80?tm=1590046031921&page=2

Office-Team, please let us change the folder pane width to be smaller again. Having it locked to a minimum width is especially uncomfortable for people working on laptops. The pane is totally oversized after the recent updates.

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I have the same problem, recent saw the change where I could not adjust the folder pane to my liking.  I used to be able to drag the edge of the folder pane so that I could condense the folder pane to fit my laptop.   Not Outlook 365 only allows a minimize and fixed locked option.   Yes, please Microsoft developers bring back the ability to adjust this pane as users had in the past.

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Last updated September 10, 2021 Views 2,126 Applies to: