Outlook 2010: How to Disable the Favorites Panel in the Navigation Pane

If you don’t use the Favorites panel and want more room to view your mail folder list, you can disable the Favorites panel. This change won’t remove anything located in the panel, so you can easily go back to it if you change your mind.

1. Open Outlook.

2. Make sure you are in Mail view (you should see your inbox).

3. Go to the Ribbon and select View.

4. Go to the Layout section and click on Navigation Pane.

5. Click Favorites on the dropdown menu to deselect it.

The Favorites panel will be removed from your Navigation Pane. To get the Favorites Panel back, repeat the above steps to reselect Favorites.


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7 Responses to “Outlook 2010: How to Disable the Favorites Panel in the Navigation Pane”

  1. September 16, 2010 at 3:06 am, Disk4mat said:

    For Outlook 2007… Goto any mail folder such as Inbox.
    View menu, Navigtion Pane. Uncheck favorite folders.


  2. October 03, 2010 at 6:52 am, crv gps 8 inch said:

    These are all great tips. Thanks for a great source.


  3. March 10, 2011 at 7:41 pm, Techguy said:

    this tip was awesome and easy.


  4. January 06, 2012 at 6:10 am, colin said:

    I am trying to do the opposite but there is not a favorite tab on the dropdown menu to select????


  5. April 19, 2012 at 3:35 am, Alper said:

    Thx a lot..


  6. June 02, 2012 at 9:35 am, peterng said:

    it’ really nice which i need now, thank you alot


  7. August 20, 2012 at 3:45 pm, Franie said:

    Thank you so much…I accidently “SHOWED” the favorites…then this helped me to “UNSHOW” the favorites!! Thank you again!!


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