Change it Back: Outlook Bar Moved to the Left

With the Channel 2207 Outlook update, the navigation bar is moved to left.

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Key notes

  • Adjusting your settings can help with Outlook navigation issues.
  • You can restore it by making a few changes to the registry.

Microsoft moved the Outlook Navigation bar to the Left to make it look similar to its other Office apps’ interface. However, several users have dissed the decision and expressed anger. If you are one of them, don’t worry, we have the fix.

This guide discusses all the possible fixes to bring the Outlook navigation bar to the bottom. Let’s get started! 

What can I do if the Outlook Navigation bar is moved to the left?

1. Change Outlook settings

  1. Click on File and choose Options.
  2. Click on Advanced and disable Show Apps in Outlook.
  3. Save changes.

2. Use Registry Editor

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Before making any changes, it is advised to back up your registry files. To do that, go to File, then click Export. Now save the .reg file to an accessible location.

3.1 If Microsoft.Office.Outlook.Hub.HubBar is present

  1. Press Windows + R to open the Run console, type regedit, and hit Enter.REGEDIT RUN COMMAND
  2. Follow the below-mentioned path: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\16.0\Common\ExperimentEcs\OverridesRegedit 3
  3. Locate and double-click Microsoft.Office.Outlook.Hub.HubBar String and edit its Value data to False.False
  4. Now, relaunch Outlook for the changes to come into effect and check if the Navigation bar is still on the left.

In case you want to know how to backup and share custom views on Outlook, read this guide.

3.2 If Microsoft.Office.Outlook.Hub.HubBar is not present

  1. Launch the Registry Editor, and navigate the following path: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\16.0\Common\ExperimentEcs\Overrides
  2. Right-click on Overrides and select New, then choose String Value.Outlook navigation pane
  3. Name it, Microsoft.Office.Outlook.Hub.HubBar.
  4. Double-click on it, modify the Value data to False, and save the changes.Navigation pane 2
  5. If Outlook is running, close it and then relaunch the program for the changes to be visible.

So, these are steps to bring the Microsoft Outlook navigation bar from left to bottom. If you don’t wish to make changes to the Registry, please wait for the update from Microsoft.

Also, if you are looking for an alternative, find out the best email clients that work with Office 365.

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