There USED to be an option at the bottom of the list of folders in Windows
Live Hotmail called ‘manage folders’. In their infinite wisdom, at the last so
called ‘upgrade’ they took that option away. Now I have no idea how to delete
You and a lot of people.
After posting a pretty silly workaround that I couldn’t believe, a reader
chimed in with the answer.
It’s hidden. In plain sight. No, I wouldn’t have thought to click
Here’s the folder list:
In previous incarnations of Hotmail there was an additional link: “Manage Folders” that allowed you to add, delete and rename additional folder of your own.
Here’s the magic:
If you hover your mouse over the “Folders” label, a small “gear” will appear to its right.
Click on that:
There it is. Click on Manage Folders and you add folders, as well as delete or rename folders that you’ve added. (The base set of folders shown above cannot be deleted or renamed, only those that you’ve added can be.)
Thanks to Mike, first of the commenters below, to point this out.