CodeTwo Move & Delete Watchdog

Key features

  • The program warns you about actions that might be harmful to your Outlook folder structure - it prevents from unintentional drag-and-drop and removal actions.
  • User-friendly and quick installation – installation is a piece of cake.
  • No configuration needed – there is no need to configure the program - you can start using it right away. If a need arises, you can adjust the app to your requirements.


No matter if you are a Microsoft Outlook power user or you've just started utilizing this email client, this may happen to you anytime: You want to scroll down the navigation pane but you miss the scroll bar and unintentionally grab one Outlook folder and move it to the other folder. Whooops! What has just happened?

Drag-and-drop area is close to the scroll bar in Outlook. It leads to accidental drag-and-drop actions while scrolling

A similar situation applies to the delete button on your keyboard: You think you are removing an unimportant file from a folder, but Outlook is focused on the folder itself and you remove the entire folder even though the program asks you to confirm this action.

Sometimes you don't know if this is an Outlook folder or item selected.

If you have a lot of Outlook folders, or if it's just happened to one of the public folders other people have access to, you're in the doghouse!

Speaking of dogs... folks at CodeTwo have created CodeTwo Move & Delete Watchdog - a free tool, which will prevent you from accidental wrongdoing in Outlook. The program simply warns you if you drag and drop a folder into a different folder, or if you inadvertently hit the Delete button on your keyboard.

CodeTwo Move & Delete Watchdog alerts you before you move folders in Outlook.

Once a warning dialog box pops up, you can either cancel this action or confirm it. Not only is this app useful for inexperienced Outlook users, who might not even realize they have deleted or moved something, it's also a handy companion even for Outlook supermen, who'd have to spent some time digging out lost folders (or restoring folders deleted with Shift + Delete) if they didn't have a watchdog at their feet.

CodeTwo Move & Delete Watchdog alerts you before delete folders in Outlook.

So if you use Outlook at home, at work or in the space, you know that dogs can go there too, so you'd better equip your email client with CodeTwo Move & Delete Watchdog and beef up your folder security. It's free and, like all CodeTwo tools, it won't nag you with any ads.

Get yourself an Outlook Watchdog from CodeTwo today

Installation and configuration

This is probably the simplest and the quickest installation ever. All you have to do is download the installer from this site and run it on your computer equipped with Microsoft Outlook. That is all.

CodeTwo Move & Delete Watchdog will automatically integrate with your Outlook, and it will be ready to warn you if something wrong happens to your folders. Whenever you drag and drop a folder into a different Outlook folder or try to remove folders with the delete button, you will be prompted to confirm this action.

Please note that there will be no change to Outlook's interface (except for a small dog's silhouette added to its ribbon), nor will you be able to launch the program as a standalone application - this is an Outlook add-in so it resides in Outlook only.

And remember: you do not have to configure anything. It's a good dog!

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