subfolder error from IMAP

I was trying to organize my inbox.  I made subfolders and deleted some that I did not need.  Outlook allowed me to complete the process.  Now I keep getting this error message every 10 seconds. " Your IMap SERVER WANTS TO ALERT YOU THAT yOU CANNOT DELETE FOLDERS WITH SUBFOLDERS."  help!!!

Are you storing calendar and contacts in the 'this computer only' folder? If so, export them to a new pst. Close outlook, paste %localappdata%\Microsoft\outlook in the address bar of windows explorer and rename the imap ost file. Restart Outlook and let it rebuild the data file.

Diane Poremsky [Outlook MVP]
Outlook Resources:

** I don't work for Microsoft, I just volunteer here.**

43 people were helped by this reply


Did this solve your problem?

Sorry this didn't help.

Great! Thanks for marking this as the answer.

How satisfied are you with this reply?

Thanks for your feedback, it helps us improve the site.

How satisfied are you with this response?

Thanks for your feedback.


Question Info

Last updated February 27, 2020 Views 8,319 Applies to: