NameSpace.GetFolderFromID Method

Outlook Developer Reference

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 using these values to obtain the same folder. The folder is then displayed.

Visual Basic for Applications
  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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