NameSpace.GetFolderFromID method (Outlook)

Returns a Folder object identified by the specified entry ID (if valid).


expression.GetFolderFromID (EntryIDFolder, EntryIDStore)

expression A variable that represents a NameSpace object.


Name Required/Optional Data type Description
EntryIDFolder Required String The EntryID of the folder.
EntryIDStore Optional Variant The StoreID for the folder.

Return value

A Folder object that represents the specified folder.


This method is used for ease of transition between MAPI and OLE/Messaging applications and Microsoft Outlook.


This Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) example obtains the EntryID and StoreID for the default Tasks folder, and then calls the GetFolderFromID method by using these values to obtain the same folder. The folder is then displayed.

Sub GetWithID() 
 Dim myFolder As Outlook.Folder 
 Dim myEntryID As String 
 Dim myStoreID As String 
 Dim myNewFolder As Outlook.Folder 
 Set myFolder = Application.Session.GetDefaultFolder (olFolderTasks) 
 myEntryID = myFolder.EntryID 
 myStoreID = myFolder.StoreID 
 Set myNewFolder = Application.Session.GetFolderFromID (myEntryID, myStoreID) 
End Sub

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