How to sync favorites from Outlook to Outlook Web Access (OWA)

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In Outlook I heavily use some favorite/search folders (for instance, the search folder for mails that need follow up). I use Microsoft Exchange 2010 and therefore have Outlook Web Access (OWA) as webmail client. Although there is a favorites bar in OWA, I did not get it equal to my Outlook favorites. Luckily, I discovered that this is in fact possible (sorry, screenshots are in Dutch, the icons should look familiar though):

  1. In your mail profile (via Control Panel), uncheck the checkbox for ‘Use Cached Exchange mode’.


  2. Restart Outlook.
  3. Wait for some magical seconds (and maybe now create some favorites/search folders).
  4. Navigate to OWA (or refresh) and see the favorites and search folders to be synced.

  5. You can now recheck the checkbox from 1. again if you like…

Done! Good luck!