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How to open specific Outlook folder from Excel? 

Have you ever tried to open a specific Outlook folder from Excel file, such as opening the Inbox folder, Contacts folder or any other folder? This article, I will talk about how to open a desired Outlook folder from Excel workbook?

Open specific Outlook folder from Excel file with VBA code

Open specific Outlook folder from Excel file with VBA code

The following VBA code can help you to open a specific Outlook folder from Excel worksheet, please do as this:

1. In Excel, hold down the ALT + F11 keys to open the Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications window.

2. Click Insert > Module, and paste the following macro in the Module Window.

VBA code: Open a specific Outlook folder from Excel file:

Sub OpenOutlookFolder()
    Dim xOutlookApp As Outlook.Application
    Dim xNameSpace As Outlook.Namespace
    Dim xFolder As Outlook.Folder
    Dim xFolderType As OlDefaultFolders
    On Error Resume Next
    Set xOutlookApp = New Outlook.Application
    Set xNameSpace = xOutlookApp.Session
    Set xFolder = xNameSpace.GetDefaultFolder(olFolderInbox)
    Set xFolder = Nothing
    Set xNameSpace = Nothing
    Set xOutlookApp = Nothing
    Exit Sub
End Sub

Note: In the above code, you can change the Inbox in the Set xFolder = xNameSpace.GetDefaultFolder(olFolderInbox) script to any other folder name that you want to open.

3. Then, click Tools > References in the Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications window, in the popped out References-Project1 dialog box, check Microsoft Outlook Object Library option from the Available References list box, see screenshot:

doc open outlook folder 1

4. And then, click OK to close the dialog box, and press F5 key to run this code, and the specified Outlook folder will be opened immediately.

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