How do I create or delete folders in my Personal Filing Cabinet?

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How do I create or delete folders in my Personal Filing Cabinet?

The Personal Filing Cabinet (PFC) on the AOL software is a filing system. It helps you store and organize your email on to your computer's hard drive. So, you can read your emails even while you're offline. You can create custom folders in your PFC to easily identify emails.

How to

Add folders to your Filing Cabinet

Your Personal Filing Cabinet (PFC) comes with certain default folders, but you can personalize your Filing Cabinet by creating new folders and naming them. This allows you to organize your Filing Cabinet the way you want to.

Add folders to your PFC using AOL Desktop v10.1:

Note: If the images are different from what you see on your computer, you do not have the latest version of AOL Desktop v10.1. Please install the latest version of AOL Desktop v10.1.

1. Launch AOL Desktop v10.1.

2. On the AOL toolbar, click the Mail icon, if prompted, enter your screen name and password, and then click the Sign In button.

3. Click on the On My PC folder, and then click the New Folder button.

4. Type a name for the new folder that you have created and tap the Enter key on your keyboard.

Add folders to your PFC using AOL 8.0 Plus and earlier versions of the AOL software:

1. On the AOL toolbar, click the Mail menu, and then click Filing Cabinet.

Note: If you are using AOL 5.0, on the AOL toolbar, click the My Files icon, and then click Personal Filing Cabinet.

2. Select the location for the new folder.

3. Click the Add Folder button.

4. Type the folder name in the box, and then click the OK button. If you have selected to create your folder inside an existing folder (for example, Incoming/Saved Mail), your folder will be created inside that one.

Add folders to your PFC using any version of AOL 9.0:

1. On the AOL toolbar, click the Read icon to open the Mailbox.

2. Click the Manage Mail or Mail Folders tab.

3. Choose either the Saved on AOL or Saved on My PC folder, and then click the Setup Folders button.

4. Click the Create Folder option to open the Create New Folder window.

5. Type the name of the folder in the box, and then click the Save button. Your new folder will appear in the My Mail Folders section on the left.

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Delete folders from your Filing Cabinet

If you no longer want a particular folder in your Filing Cabinet, you can delete it.

Delete a folder from your Filing Cabinet using AOL Desktop v10.1:

1. Launch AOL Desktop v10.1.

2. On the AOL toolbar, click the Mail icon, if prompted, enter your screen name and password, and then click the Sign In button.

3. In the folders list, right-click the folder that you wish to delete, and then click Delete.

4. Click the Yes button.

Delete a folder from your Filing Cabinet using all other versions of the AOL software:

1. Open the Filing Cabinet:

  • If you are using AOL 5.0, click the My Files icon, and then click Personal Filing Cabinet.
  • If you are using AOL 6.0, 7.0, 8.0, or 8.0 Plus, on the AOL toolbar, click the Mail drop-down menu, and then click Filing Cabinet.
  • If you are using any version of AOL 9.0 software, on the AOL toolbar, click the Read icon, and then click the Manage Mail or Mail Folders tab.

2. In the folders list, click the folder that you want to delete to highlight it, and then click the Delete button.

Note: If you are using any version of AOL 9.0, click the folder that you want to delete to highlight it, click the Setup Folders button, and then click Delete Folder.

3. Click the Yes or OK button.

4. Click the X in the upper right to close the Filing Cabinet or Mailbox window.

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Move email or folders around within your Filing Cabinet

If you discover that you've placed an email message in a wrong folder, or you'd like to better organize your folders in your Filing Cabinet, you can move mail messages and folders around inside your Filing Cabinet.

To move one or more email messages to another folder, do the following:

1. Open the folder that holds the message that you would like to move by clicking it.

2. Click the message that you want to move and continue holding down the mouse button and drag the message to the folder that you want to move it to.

You can follow these same instructions to move a folder around in your Filing Cabinet. Instead of clicking an individual email message, you would simply click the folder that you want to move, and then drag it to where you want it.

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Last updated: 06-10-2014
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