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Read the article that everyone's commenting on.
It's a misunderstanding. If you hover the folders header there will be a little wheel to the right, click that and a menu will pop up with an option "manage folders".
Where do i find this in Windows Live Mail, not hotmail?
Thomas - the illustrations shown are from Windows LIVE.
Now that is hilarious. Sounds like a colossal UI fail. But Mike is right. You can get to "Manage folders" (among other things) from the gear icon which shows up when you hover over the word "Folders" in the sidebar at the left. It's a bit non-intuitive, so I might still call it a UI fail. But not a colossal one.
Thomas & Paul: Hotmail is now *part* of Windows Live, a suite of web-based apps from Microsoft. The images are from Hotmail, but they are also from Windows Live, so both of you are right.
Leo, I use "Windows Live Mail" version 2009 (Build 14.0.8089.0726) and it does not look at all like what you show here. Is mine too old maybe? I HATE Windows Live Mail, btw; got a long list of problems with it. Am tempted to go Thunderbird. I'm told it is much better.
Like Ken Laninga, I also use "Windows Live Mail" (the same version as his) and it does NOT look at all like the screen shots. However the WEB Mail interface to my "Windows Live Hotmail" account does look like the screen shots shown.
Some time ago, Microsoft re-labeled "Hotmail" to be "Windows Live Hotmail"; whereas, "Windows Live Mail" is a dowloadable APPLICATION that has replaced "Outlook Express" (in Win XP), and "Windows Mail" (in Vista).
hey i followed the instructions.. of deleting the folder.. but u know wot.. the show/hide link does not hav the option of deleting folder... wot do i do
I just wasted another 30 minutes of my life because of Microft's tendency to fix things that aren't broken, then neglect to tell us about it. Sheesh! Thanks for this hint. There is no telling how long I'd have struggled with the simple act of deleting a folder without it.
ocertain: why are they fixing things that ain't broke? Then hiding the fix somewhere that I have spent about 30 minutes to find
'wallis': Same happened to me, there was no 'manage folders'. Then 20 minutes later - it magically appeared! Don't ask. I have no idea what these 'guys' at Microsoft are up to are up to.
wallis: you need to click the cog on Folders, not Inbox. Maybe that might be some help as I think I may have initially done that.
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