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How to count number of subfolders under certain folder in Outlook?

Supposing you have created some folders under a root folder. Now you want to know how many subfolders under the root folder, how can you do? Just expand the root folder and manually count all subfolders one by one? This article will introduce an easy method for you to achieve it.

Count number of subfolders with VBA code

Count number of subfolders with VBA code

The following VBA code can help you count number of subfolders under a certain root folder in Outlook. Please do as follows.

1. Press the Alt + F11 keys to open the Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications window.

2. In the Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications window, click Insert > Module. Then copy and paste below VBA code into the Code window.

VBA code: count number of subfolders under certain folder in Outlook

Sub CountSubFldsUnderRootFolder()
Dim xRootFolder As Folder
Dim xFolderCount As Long
Dim xFolder As Object
On Error Resume Next
'Set xRootFolder = Outlook.Application.ActiveExplorer.CurrentFolder
Set xRootFolder = Outlook.Application.Session.PickFolder
If TypeName(xRootFolder) = "Nothing" Then Exit Sub
If xRootFolder.Folders.Count < 1 Then
    MsgBox "No subfolders under " & Chr(34) & xRootFolder.Name & Chr(34) & ".", vbInformation, "Kutools for Outlook"
    Exit Sub
End If
For Each xFolder In xRootFolder.Folders
    If xFolder.Name <> "Conversation Action Settings" And xFolder.Name <> "Quick Step Settings" Then
        xFolderCount = xFolderCount + 1
        Call ProcessFolders(xFolder, xFolderCount)
    End If
MsgBox xFolderCount & " subfolders under " & Chr(34) & xRootFolder.Name & Chr(34) & ".", vbInformation, "Kutools for Outlook"
End Sub

Sub ProcessFolders(SubFolder As MAPIFolder, Num As Long)
Dim xSubFolder As MAPIFolder
On Error Resume Next
Num = Num + SubFolder.Folders.Count
For Each xSubFolder In SubFolder.Folders
    Call ProcessFolders(xSubFolder, Num)
End Sub

3. Press the F5 key to run the code.

4. In the opening Select Folder dialog box, select a folder you will count its subfolders, and then click the OK button. See screenshot:

5. Then a Kutools for Outlook dialog box pops up to tell you how many subfolders exist in the specified folder. See screenshot:

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