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Old 10 Jun 2019, 07:49 AM   #1
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Folder stuck inside another folder

How to separate the "sub-folder?" It was an accident, and now I can't get it out of the main folder. The two have nothing to do with each other, so they need to be separate.

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Old 10 Jun 2019, 09:22 AM   #2
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On the left side of the web interface, and under all your folders, is a link 'Create or edit folders'. Follow that link and then drag-n-drop the folder you want to move to where you want to move it to.

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eta: You can also click on the 'edit' button for the folder and then change its parent folder name.
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Old 10 Jun 2019, 09:49 AM   #3
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Or you can delete the folder and all its contents, or move the contents then delete the folder.
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Old 10 Jun 2019, 04:27 PM   #4
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The thing is, I can't move it out from under the folder it's in. In other words, it is indented under my inbox, and I cannot "un"-indent it. I have tried to do that on the "create and edit folders" page, but it's not moving to the left permanently.

The folder has 38 items in it; I'm not sure how I can re-create it if I delete it. It's my commercial account folder.
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Old 10 Jun 2019, 04:40 PM   #5
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I emptied the whole folder out and put the contents in another folder, but there is no place to delete the remaining, permanently-indented, empty folder. There is "delete" at the top of the FM page, but since the folder is empty, I am not allowed to delete using that method. And I can't delete it by left or right clicking on the sidebar menu. Went to this page, but there's no way to do it there, either:


Great choice.
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Visibility

Always show this folder

Hide this folder unless it contains unread messages

Hide this folder if it is empty

Always hide this folder
Sort priority

Folders with a lower sort priority are sorted before those with a higher value. Folders with identical priorities are sorted alphabetically.
Default identity

Overrides the normal default identity when replying to a message in this folder or composing a new message while viewing this folder.
Team sharing
Share this folder with other people in your account.

If anyone reads a message it's marked read for everyone

Messages are unread for each person until they read it
Spam learning

Scan this folder daily and learn any new messages
Auto-purge

Scan this folder daily and permanently delete any unpinned message older than

Only purge messages marked as IMAP deleted
Duplicates

Discard duplicate messages (based on Message-Id) delivered to this folder
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Old 10 Jun 2019, 05:06 PM   #6
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Go to the folders edit button then above all the folders in the top bar is the delete button.
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Old 10 Jun 2019, 05:22 PM   #7
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Yes, I know. But the folder has nothing in it now, so FM won't let me deleete it.
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Old 11 Jun 2019, 08:06 AM   #8
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Yes, I know. But the folder has nothing in it now, so FM won't let me deleete it.
Oh ok...that is strange.

Perhaps contact fastmail support.
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Old 11 Jun 2019, 08:42 AM   #9
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To remove a folder, go to Settings>Folders, then select the folder and select the red Delete Folder button. You can delete folders which are empty or folders which contain messages.

But you can only delete folders which you created. You can not delete system folders (Inbox, Trash, Spam, etc.). System folders will not show a Delete Folder button in the Settings>Folders screen.

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