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    Move all highlighted emails, not just active one

    Hi all - Many thanks to GMAYOR for helping me with a macro that reads the subject line an email and then finds the UID and copies it to the clipboard.

    I use this macro to then search my Outlook for the UID. I highlight certain emails and want to send them all to a folder. I have the loop and move part worked out, but it only moves the active/selected email. How do I have VBA move all of the HIGHLIGHTED emails and not just the selected email?

    Select Case Outlook.Application.ActiveWindow.Class
    Case olInspector
    Set myItem = ActiveInspector.CurrentItem
    Case olExplorer
    Set myItem = Application.ActiveExplorer.Selection.Item(1)
    End Select

    myItem.Move objNS.GetDefaultFolder(olFolderInbox).Folders(strSubFolder1)

    I'm using the terms "active" and "selected" interchangeably which may be inaccurate. By active or selected I mean the email that is being displayed in

    In the example attached I left-clicked on Mart's email, I pressed shift and the down arrow twice. Mart's email is displayed in the Reading Pane. Card's email is surrounded by a dotted line. I would say all three are highlighted - but which one is active, which one is selected?; what's the difference/significance between Mart's email being displayed in the reading pane but Card's email being surrounded by the dotted line?
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    You need to loop through the selection items e.g.

    For Each myItem In Application.ActiveExplorer.Selection        
        myItem.Move objNS.GetDefaultFolder(olFolderInbox).folders(strSubFolder1)
    Next myItem
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    Quote Originally Posted by gmayor View Post
    You need to loop through the selection items e.g.

    For Each myItem In Application.ActiveExplorer.Selection        
        myItem.Move objNS.GetDefaultFolder(olFolderInbox).folders(strSubFolder1)
    Next myItem

    That worked like a charm, thank you so much ... again!!

    I have one last question about looping.

    The macro you helped me create ultimately moves the email with a UID in the subject line to a subfolder with the matching UID. There are a lot of subfolders to loop through, so the loop takes a long time. I suspect my loop is rather primitive. Do you have any suggestions?


    Set objSubFolderToLoop = objNS.GetDefaultFolder(olFolderInbox).Folders(strSubFolder1)
    Set objSubFolderCount = objSubFolderToLoop.Folders
    intSubFolderCount = objSubFolderCount.Count
    intLoopSubFolderCounter = 1
    
            
    While intLoopSubFolderCounter <= intSubFolderCount
                
        'HAVING FOUND THE RIGHT FOLDER, MOVE THE EMAIL TO THE FOLDER
        If InStr(strUIDFolderNameCheck, strUID) > 0 Then
                    
            For Each myItem In Application.ActiveExplorer.Selection
                myItem.Move objNS.GetDefaultFolder(olFolderInbox).Folders(strSubFolder1)
            Next myItem
            Exit Sub
        Else
             'HAVING NOT FOUND THE RIGHT SUBFOLDER MOVE ON TO THE NEXT ONE
            intLoopSubFolderCounter = intLoopSubFolderCounter + 1
        End If
    
    
    Wend

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    I got it!! I used the For Each loop ... just had to figure it all out.

    Using the While/Wend loop for the 280 some folders it took 9-10 seconds to loop to the end.

    Using the For Each loop it takes about 1-2 seconds.

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