CodeTwo Move & Delete Watchdog

Alerts before moving or deleting Outlook folders

CodeTwo Move &  Delete Watchdog

Key features

  • The program warns you about actions that might be harmful to your Outlook folder structure - it prevents you 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.
CodeTwo Move & Delete Watchdog

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Please note! This is NOT a mobile app so please do not install it on your mobile device. Download the program and install it on your PC with Microsoft Outlook.


No matter if you are an experienced Microsoft Outlook 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?

CodeTwo Move & Delete Watchdog will warn you when accidentally move a folder to another one.

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.

Double focus on item and folder may cause unexpected deletion of a folder.

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 prevents 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.


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 spend some time digging out lost folders (or restoring folders deleted with Shift + Delete) if they didn't have a watchdog at their feet.


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.

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!