Where Is The File Tab in Outlook? + File Tab Missing in Outlook 365!

Last Updated on February 20, 2023 by Amit Bansal

Every electronic platform required a gateway to reach commands, all office application consists of a ribbon (Home, File, Send/Receive, Folder, View, Help), and Outlook desktop application options are accessed from the File tab.

File Tab is the backbone of Outlook, for any significant changes, Finding the File Tab location is extremely easy, you can get it on the top left-hand corner of the screen.

If you can’t see the file tab in outlook, you are using Outlook.com, which web-based provider and Outlook desktop application is

The older version before Outlook 2010 File Tab is missing, but the 2010 and later version File tab becomes part of Ribbon.

File Tab opens the “Backstage” page where users allow to change the account options according to their comfort.

Where Is The File Tab in Outlook
  • Info
  • Open and Export
  • Save as
  • Print
  • Office Account
  • Feedback
  • Options
  • Exit

These options are available in the left pane of the screen, the change of options further allows sub-options in the righthand pane of the screen.

File Tab Missing in Outlook 365 – How to Get it?

Sometimes the whole ribbon, not only the file tab is missing in Outlook 365, but the user is also accidentally unable to find the ribbon, How to Restore Ribbon in Outlook?

Sometimes when you open the Outlook application, you might see the Outlook Ribbon disappears from Outlook.

File Tab Missing in Outlook 365

To get the ribbon button back to the screen, click on the ribbon display options in the top right-hand corner of the screen.

Click on the Show tab and commands, it will open a hidden ribbon with commands.

ribbon display options

Users can also select the “Show tab“, which will open only “Simplified Ribbon” to the new single-line Ribbon that is available in Outlook for Microsoft 365.

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Amit Bansal

Hello, my name is Amit Kumar Bansal, and I am the founder of MailSmartly.com. Through this blog, I focus on Microsoft Outlook, offering insightful and informative content. Additionally, I produce educational videos on YouTube to further enhance the understanding of my audience. visit my YouTube Channel

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