This article contains instructions for both adding a folder that has been shared with you and sharing a folder with someone.

Add a folder that someone has shared with you:

  1. Right-click on "Folders" in Outlook and select "Add shared folder".
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    Screenshot showing the "Add shared folder" menu.
  2. A search box will open. Type in the name or user ID (e.g. xyz789) of the person who owns the folder, then click the "Add" button.
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    Screenshot of the search and add box.
  3. The shared folder will be added to the bottom of your inbox, below all your standard folders. It will be listed under the name of whomever shared the folder with you.
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    Screenshot showing the newly added folder in your list of email folders.

Share a folder with another user:

  1. Right click on "Folders" in Outlook and select "Permissions".
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    Screenshot showing the "Add shared folder" menu.
  2. With the "Default" user selected, check the box next to "Folder Visible" in the lower right corner and click the "Okay" button.
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    Screenshot showing the permissions to select, as described.
  3. Now find the folder that you want to share. Right-click on it and select "Permissions".
  4. Click the plus icon (+) in the upper left corner. This will bring up a new search box.
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    Screenshot of the search box for permissions.
  5. Type in the name or user ID (e.g. xyz789) of the person you want to share the folder with.
  6. Once you've found the person and clicked on their name, click on the "Add" button.
  7. With the user you want to share the folder with selected, set a permission level from the drop down list and click the "Okay" button.
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    Screenshot showing the permissions to set, as described.
  8. If you have subfolders that also need to be shared, you must set the permissions on each folder.