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Enabling the “Hide On My Computer folders” checkbox in Outlook’s General Preferences

January 26, 2011 2 comments

One of the more useful (to me) features in Outlook is the ability to hide the On My Computer directories in Outlook. There’s a checkbox in Outlook’s preferences, in the General section, that enables it. It’s also possible to enable this using a defaults command:

defaults write com.microsoft.Outlook HideFoldersOnMyComputerRootInFolderList -bool true

Also, because you can set this with a defaults command, it’s possible to manage this with MCX:

Domain: ~/Library/Preferences/com.microsoft.Outlook

Key: HideFoldersOnMyComputerRootInFolderList

Value: True (to enable the checkbox) or False (to de-select it)

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