Outlook is my primary email app and for years has been dependable and stable. However there has been a continuing issue I’ve run into the past couple of years that appears to be more of a bug than a make or break scenario.
On occasion upon launching Outlook you might find a “missing folder” listed among your email accounts. Closer inspection by right-clicking and choosing properties has revealed the name to be “0w#25” (at least in my specific circumstance). This folder cannot be deleted, renamed or altered in any manner. The following is a workaround for this issue as I have not discovered a permanent fix as of yet.
To remedy this when it occurs go to:
Find the OST file that the missing folder appears in and rename it to .OLD. (This may also apply to PST files however I have not tested and cannot confirm it does.)
Upon restarting Outlook it should reconfigure the file and all should be well again. Important Note: You must have your folder properties set to View Hidden Items to navigate to the following folder.
If anyone has a permanent fix or a better method please leave feedback would love to understand what triggers the file corruption.