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Outlook 2003 - can't manually archive

Q: Outlook 2003 - can't manually archive

I've just installed Outlook 2003, and all is well except that I can't seem to archive old e-mails manually. I've followed the recommended procedure but nothing actually happens. I'm wondering if there's some setting that I should have done but haven't. Anyone got any ideas? Thanks in advance!

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I recommend downloading and running Outlook PST Repair. It's a PST repair tool that I've used it in the past to recover emails, contacts, tasks and notes from corrupt Outlook files that are damaged or inaccessible. Supports Outlook 2000, 2002, 2003, 2007, 2010 and 2013.

You can download it direct from this link http://goo.gl/1bjhSi. (This link will automatically start a download of Outlook PST Repair that you can save to your computer.)

A: Outlook 2003 - can't manually archive

You can always just create another PST file and move whatever you want to that file.

For several ideas on how to maintain Outlook see:
http://www.onecomputerguy.com/app_info/outlook_maintain.htm

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Hi TechGuys,

My difficulty is in the above Outlook 2003 software. I have kept a copy of the pst files as a backup, but unfortunately overwrote the good files with the backup files dated September 2012. The current files and folder structure of my e-mails have now reverted to the September's. Any help in retrieving those files and folders would be much appreciated.
 

A:MS Outlook 2003: overwritten my pst files (archive.pst and Outlook.pst)

I believe they are gone to "Bit Heaven", sorry.
 

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I'm using Outlook 2003 Pro SP3 with XP Pro SP3. Often it is painfully slow - taking 2-4 minutes to download 50 or so emails totaling less than 1mb. At some other times it is fine. This is independent of download speeds in my browser.

It also takes over my whole machine when opening and downloading mail to the extent I cannot use other programs. If the .pst has to be rebuilt it can mean 10-15 minutes without the use of rig. Under task manager it shows CPU usage by Outlook of less than 5 percent and memory usage of about 250mb out of 3Gb of RAM.

Firefox by itself will take about 30 seconds to load. If Outlook is downloading mail or starting up it takes 2-3 minutes, it it loads at all. Often I have to use task manager to end process on firefox and restart it when Outlook is finished downloading.

I thought it might be because I have a huge pst file, so I tried to archive emails, but it won't archive them either on command or through auto archive.

Any suggestions? Thanks,

Reba
 

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Dear Expert,

FYI, we are using Exchange 2007 mail system.
I have enable the auto-archive setting in users Outlook 2003 client to be automatically run every 14days. The problem is certain users never get that prompt message for that auto-archive when the setting criteria meet. How to solve this problem?

Regards,
Shamsul
 

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Lately every time I reboot and launch Outlook 2003 I get a message saying "the File "Archive" was not closed properly - checking for problems" which takes about 45 minutes because my .pst is obviously huge (7+ gb).

Now, I need to access an email in the archive folder and I can't get in. The message says:

"Unable to expand the folder. Another application closed unexpectedly while using your Personal Folders file C:\\.... To prevent potential damage...it will not be available until you close all applications using it."

I don't know what other applications could be using it, I only have Outlook at Firefox open.

Any help appreciated.
 

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Hi is it possible to import an outlook archive file (.pst)? Ihad to reformat my hard drive so had saved backups including the two archive data files for outlook 2003 but cannot find a way to view past email. Thanks
 

A:Office(2003) Outlook archive

Hi there. The answer is yes. Do this:

1. Click File>Open.

2. Select "Personal Folders File (.pst)..."

3. Navigate to where you have the backup *.pst file you saved from your old archive.

4. Click OK. This opens the archive, and it should appear at the top of your folder list (if you have that pane active).

Hope this helps. Good luck!
 

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Hi,

I'm trying to auto archive using Outlook 2003. The PC is part of a domain.

For some strange reason it's not working. Nothing is archiving at all. I have created a pst file on the network and everything appears to be configured correctly.

Any suggestions?

Many Thanks
Burbs
 

A:Unable to Auto Archive in Outlook 2003

if you got to
tools>
options>
other tab>
autoarchive button>

whats listed there
 

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Running Outlook 2003 on XP Pro pointing to a company Exchange Server.

I have three archive folders in my file list that I no longer want to be displayed. They are all empty. When I right click on the archive folder and choose "Close Folder" I get an error message stating:

"The operation failed. An object could not be found."

The same happens when I open the properties, and choose "Advanced" to try to look at the file names.

Any suggestions on how to fix this are appreciated.
 

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Hello,

I had auto archive set accidentally. Now all my appointments prior to this month have disappeared from my calendar, other than the recurring ones.
I know where the archive (.pst) file is, so I have a question with two parts to it:
How do you get all my previous entries back from the archive file and if I do get my previous entries back, will it erase/overwrite my future appointments/events?

TIA.
 

A:Outlook 2003 calendar archive question

Tom0822 said:


How do you get all my previous entries back from the archive file?Click to expand...

File-->Open, choose the pst and open it. Select and copy the appointments (I find this possible in LIST view). Go to your regular PST calendar and paste.

Tom0822 said:


and if I do get my previous entries back, will it erase/overwrite my future appointments/events?
Click to expand...

No. It should only erase any appointments that are at the same exact time/please/etc. Make a copy of your current calendar first, just to be safe. Copy the archive into the copy. Did it work? Then it should certainly work with your regular calendar.
 

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Microsoft Outlook 2003
Designated Archive file
C:\Documents and Settings\Carol\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook\archive.pst

when I archive to this file, i am not able to open the archived emails. None show up when I click on the Archived Mail folder in Outlook.
Can anyone help me?
Thanks.
 

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Hey ho...

I have a weird problem - or at least I think it is!

After I launch Outlook 2003, and use it for a few minutes a duplicate set of all my folders is created under "Archive Folders". The original set of folders remains under Personal Folders. If I exit Outlook and re-launch sometimes these folders remain, but sometimes after I exit then try to relaunch I get an "Operation failed" message. After clicking OK on that message, and try to relaunch I get the same "Operation failed" message; after clicking OK on that and relaunching I can access Outlook and the duplicate folders have disappeared, but they reappear very quickly.

Anyone a) know what is happening and b) how to fix the problem?

Many thanks
Vian Andrews
www.italianvisits.com
 

A:Microsoft Outlook 2003 - Duplicate archive

jvian said:

Hey ho...

I have a weird problem - or at least I think it is!

After I launch Outlook 2003, and use it for a few minutes a duplicate set of all my folders is created under "Archive Folders". The original set of folders remains under Personal Folders. If I exit Outlook and re-launch sometimes these folders remain, but sometimes after I exit then try to relaunch I get an "Operation failed" message. After clicking OK on that message, and try to relaunch I get the same "Operation failed" message; after clicking OK on that and relaunching I can access Outlook and the duplicate folders have disappeared, but they reappear very quickly.

Anyone a) know what is happening and b) how to fix the problem?

Many thanks
Vian Andrews
www.italianvisits.comClick to expand...

Generally Outlook IMHO sucks for these very reasons outlook is fine until you actually do more than 10 messages a day in it and want to actually try to use it to sort. But most businesses use it so most of us use it. Some of us never have problems with it, good for you guys, some of us have nothing but problems with it. NEVER EVER install Business Contact Manager! It uses a seperate database entirely and often loses it's mapping because from what I have seen it uses a service in your system that can get confused.

I would think that somehow your system has two databases it's reading and somehow at some point when you started an archive it creating the account again as... Read more

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I am having some problem with my Outlook calendar and it has stumped by "tech-guy." I'm hoping someone will have an answer for my problem.

There are missing entries in my current calendar as well as my archive calendar. My auto-archive is set for items older than 6 months, however my current calendar only shows back to the beginning of November 2010. Prior to 11/10 it only shows reoccurring appts.

The earliest appointments the Archive calendars shows is from Sept. 2009 or earlier.

So I am missing October 2009-October 2010.

Can someone please help me??

Thank you! Thank you!
 

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A user at my workplace intermittantly get the following error message when trying to open his archive folders on Outlook 2003:

Archive.pst is in use and could not be accessed. Close any application that is using this file, and then try again.

If he then closes Outlook and opens it again he usually can open his archive folders (he has about 6) but after opening several of them he gets the error message again. I initially thought it was a corrupt pst file but they can't all be corrupt.
Any suggestions would be most appreciated.
 

A:Outlook 2003 archive folders intermittantly not opening

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Today I was setting up a new computer at work Windows XP /Microsoft Office 2003 for an employee. The employee old computer was using Windows 2000 /Microsoft Office 2000.
So I setup the user email on the new computer and everything was fine until I archive his old emails. It created the archive folder but it gives me an error message when trying to click on the folder. It says, "Unable to display the folder it has reach its maximum size".

I tried the Detect and Repair and the Scanpst.exe but it did not work. I even tried to delete his user profile and re-create it but only some of his email shows up in his inbox.

FYI:

We use Microsoft exchange server here.

His pst folder is over 9,000,000

Does anyone has any suggestions to get this fix?
 

A:Outlook 2003 Unable to display page in Archive folder

your main problem is exceeded the size of PST file. Old version of the Outlook support only 2GB PST file size. Increasing uses of emails, the size of PST file get larger than 2GB. Due to larger size PST file get corrupted and all your mails and contacts are lost.

Inbox repair tool can help you to recover all emails and contacts from corrupted PST file. But if problem get complex inbox repair tool cannot correct the problem. In this condition, outlook pst repair software can help you. Outlook pst repair software support larger then PST files. First you can try demo version and if satisfied with preview, get full version of the software.
 

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I have done everything...YES...everything to get Outlook to check my email manually. I have reinstalled and still nothing. I removed the accounts and created them again. Still nothing. The best I can do at this point is to set it to check the email accounts for 1 minute otherwise I will never get my email. It will auto check just fine, but if I am expecting an email it will not check it if I click send receive. I have tried selecting the separate accounts and tried selecting all accounts. Still nothing.

Suggestions welcomed...please.
 

A:Outlook 2003 - Won't check mail manually

Hi jcosner

For Outlook 2003,
Tools > Options > Mail Setup tab > Send/Receive... button
Is there a check mark in: Include this group in send/receive (F9) ?
 

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I'm setting up a new(er) PC and migrating my software and files from the old (PC1) to the new one (PC2). Both have Outlook 2003 on them. Both are running XP Home SP2.

Last night I copied all of the *.pst files (Outlook.pst, Contacts.pst, Archive.pst, etc) from the PC1 folder to the equivalent folder on PC2. When I opened up OL2003 on PC2 this morning it read my full Outlook.pst files with the standard Inbox and whatever folders I haven't yet set up as archive folders. It did not read my Contact folders (have two separate ones - personal and work) and it did not show any of my archive folders that do show on the folder tree on PC1.

I have spent endless time today attempting to import these various folders in every way I can think of and "... 'nuttin' works..." from an import perspective. I've got full access to both HDD's, etc, (PC's sitting here on my desk).

The supposed process is (from PC2) to highlight "Personal Folders", then File/Import and Export/Import from another program or file/Next/Personal Folder File (.pst)/(Browse to Outlook folder on PC1)/Contacts_C.pst/(choose 'Replace duplicates..."/Next/... and then it gives you the choice "Choose folder to import 'from', yet it shows you the new folder "Contacts_C" as a new folder on the Personal Folder tree on PC2...????... /Import, blah, blah.../Finish. It appears to do its magic, but...

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A:Solved: Importing/Moving Contacts and Archive Folders in Outlook 2003

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Hello:

How can I import my Achive folders from MS Outlook (archive Office Data File) to Outlook Express?

Can I also import Calendars and Tasks into OE?

I would love to continue using MS Outlook but the client's location has a firewall perventing this. Only OE works because it uses a POP3 connection.

Thank you for your help.
 

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I have Microsoft Vista and Office 2007.

I'm having trouble restoring my archives in Outlook 2007 that I backed up from Outlook 97. Could someone possibly walk me through it?

I've seen walk-throughs on the Internet, but they're different from what I see on my screen, and I can't follow them. Nothing seems to work. What I'm doing is going to

File > 'Import and Export' > 'Import from Another Program or File' > 'Personal File Folder.'

Then I choose my Backup.pst from my CD where I saved the file on. Then it says 'Files to Import (with 'Replace Duplicates with Items Imported Selected'). and I click Browse and navigate to F:/Backup.pst. Then click 'Next,' and type in the password (twice).

Then I get to a screen that has 'Include Subfolders' checked. And 'Insert Items into the Same Folder in: Personal Folders.' Then I click Finish. Nothing happens. Nothing has been imported. Sometimes it creates a new folder, but nothing from my backup is in it. If screenshots would help, I can do that.

Am I doing something wrong? Any help would very much be appreciated. Mainly I am worried about my Sent items from Outlook 97. Thank you very much.

Brad

P.S. I also have another backup with is only about 300kb (the main one is about 1.2MB), that I want to restore, which also doesn't work, but I'll worry about that later. Thanks.
 

A:Can't restore an Outlook 97 archive to Outlook 2007

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iam using Outlook 2003 , when iam sending or receieving mails through outlook 2003 and then iam checking on any browser (Internet Explorer etc)... i cann't find mail there... i want to keep the mails there too ...any option so that after receiving mails from outlook 2003... they will also remain over there...
thanks
 

A:Outlook 2003 mails vanishes from Browsers when downloading in MS Outlook 2003

On the Tools menu, click E-mail accounts.
Select View or change existing e-mail accounts, and then click Next.
Under Name, select the POP3 account you want to change, and then click Change.
Click More Settings.
Click the Advanced tab, and then under Delivery, select the Leave a copy of messages on the server check box.
 

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Hi!
I have the same problem in both applications (outlook XP/2003 beta).
I have two E-mail accounts.

1. is an exchange account (current set as default)
2. a private email account
when I send internal mails (in the office) outlook use the exchange server...as I set (that is OK!).
but when I will send an external email (for example to [email protected] )
Outlook use also the exchange server to send the email and I get an error message.
The only possibility to send external mails is for me to set the email account by hand for every
outgoing mail.

The proble doesn't exist with outlook 2000.
Outlook 2000 automatically use the second email account when it see that the mail must
be send to an extrenal account.

How can I set Outlook XP / Outlook 2003 beta to do the same as Outlook 2000?


regards,
gicio
 

A:(Solved) Outlook XP / Outlook 2003 beta problems...with Exchange 2003

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In windows server 2003 which network interface do you set the tcp/ip manually, For The Dhcp. I'm Trying To Setup A Private Network And Connect it to the Internet. The Scheme Is This Isp To Router, Router To First Network Interface Which Is Server Internet Connection, Second Interface Which Is Server Private Network Out To Second Router. All Static IP's Must Fall In The 192.168.0.0 - 192.168.2.2. The After DHCP IS Set Up I Need Help With The DNS And Active Directory, As Well As RRAS. Thank You For Any Help In Advance!

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Double post
http://forums.techguy.org/networking/688353-windows-server-2003-network-interface.html
 

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In windows server 2003 which network interface do you set the tcp/ip manually, For The Dhcp. I'm Trying To Setup A Private Network And Connect it to the Internet. The Scheme Is This Isp To Router, Router To First Network Interface Which Is Server Internet Connection, Second Interface Which Is Server Private Network Out To Second Router. All Static IP's Must Fall In The 192.168.0.0 - 192.168.2.2. The After DHCP IS Set Up I Need Help With The DNS And Active Directory, As Well As RRAS. Thank You For Any Help In Advance!

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Which Interface, Do I setup Manually, The One Which Is connected To The Router In turn Which Is Connected To My ISP OR The One Connected To My Private Network? Please Contact Me Live On Messenger: Shawndell_h

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Private Network Is Set To 0.0.0.0 For IP, Subnet Mask 0.0.0.0, Gate At 0.0.0.0, And DNS 0.0.0.0, As It is Set To Obtain Automatically, Which Has No DHCP AS It Will Have To Set To Be The DHCP, Question Is How To I Set This Interface To Be The DHCP. Please Someone Help!!! I Will Be Gone All Day Tommorow, And Gone Saturday Until After 7:00pm

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Sounds like you got two many routers in the mix. Lets keep it simple! I always set Static IP's on all my servers even if they have two interfaces.

I would just have my Modem, 1 Router/switch and all my pc's and server connected to the router. I assume you have ethernet ports on the router as well which act as a switch. Set a static IP on your Server. Disable the DHCP functionality of your router. Enable DNS and DHCP on your Server.
 

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I am running Outlook 2007. I have over 30,000 emails in my inbox and I often have to delete files to keep it working. it appears that I only get a 2gb file. Archiving does not seem to work or do anything.

Is there a way to make the file size bigger? or what other things should I try?
thanks
 

A:Outlook will not Archive

Disclaimer: I haven't used Outlook 2007, so the following tip is based on Outlook 2003, which I assume works the same, or is at least very similar.

Have you tried emptying the "Deleted Items" folder, and perhaps even the "Sent Items" if you don't need them? After doing those, do a compress (or compacting) of the PST file, which cleans out the empty space and reduces the file size. This may help.

Also, if you have lots of emails with large attachments (video files, etc) then consider downloading them locally instead of leaving them in your Outlook PST file, where they're just wasting valuable space.
 

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Does anyone have any recommendations for some software to replace the awful stuff built into Outlook? I need a means of archiving or backing up individual folders in such a way that they can be retrieved at a future date.
Cheers
 

A:MS Outlook Archive

Are we talking about Outlook or Outlook Express here?

In real Outlook, what is wrong with File->Import and export, Export to a file, Personal folder file?

As for Outlook Express, you should simply not use that awful excuse for a program that is a close runner-up to IE when it comes to security blunders, number of compromised computers and awkwardness.
 

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Hi all hope someone can help,

Ok, my computer crashed and I archived my outlook folders/files to a CD. Now that the computer is fixed i want those emails back. I have followed the directions in the help file in outlook but when i try to import the file from the CD it returns an error message ''File access is denied and you do not have the permission required to access the file E:\archive.pst contact your system administrator'. Well I am the administrator and what the?
So I tried coping and pasting the file to my hard drive, and importing it from there. It seemed to work but it only imports the folders I had and not the emails that were in the folders arrh which is what I really need the most!
I contacted Mircosoft support and have got a complete run around with them was a waste of time so I am hoping and praying that someone can tell me that I can retrieve these emails and not just the folders.
I am using Outlook 2003 SP3.
Also can anyone recommend a good email recovery program, preferably FREE that I can d/load and give a try!!

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Neended to reformat PC. Before that, archived mail from hotmail, using Microsoft outlook XP. Saved the archive.pst file on CD. Reinstolled win XP, placed the file in the folder it used to be c:\doc and settings\slava\local settings\application data\microsoft\outlook\archive.pst
Outlook can not see the file
The other problem is that all my messages fron hotmail disappeared.
Is there any way to restore my mail in outlook? in hotmail?
 

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Ok, here goes.

Yesterday I booted my system only to get errors logging on to my administrator account. The error basically let me logon but set up a "temp" account everytime and would not store any info. I read up on this and it's a fairly common problem with XP. So I had to create a new account which I labeled "ALL", I then copied all my files from the "administrator" account to the "ALL" account. Everything seemed to be ok. However, I had to setup Outlook again, emails, address and everything.... I'm thinking... no prob, i'll just import the archive or backup.pst (i think that's right). However, I can't find that folder using a search. Even as we speak I am running Agent Ransack to do a more in depth search. Remember, I can't logon directly to my account labeled "administrator" and am wondering if it is somehow stuck in that account somewehere. Now it could be that the backup to outlook is not a .pst file but I thought it was.

The only two things I can think of is to either a: find the file, which should be somewhere or b: find a way to log back on to the "administrator" account.

By the way system restore does not work.

Thanks in advance!!!


I FOUND THE FILE WITH AGENT RANSACK SOFTWARE!!!!!

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Hello everyone,

I have been archiving emails for several years now and my archive file was approaching 6 GB. It was causing a problem with my online backup because every 2 weeks when I archive, it tries to upload a ~6 GB file. So, I decided to split it up into a Through-2009 archive, and will continue to break it up through the years to keep the file sizes more reasonable for uploading with residential DSL.

The problem is the file sizes do not seem to be adding up. I have been archiving anything over 18 months old to my "Archive" file, so, I still had some 2009 stuff in my primary PST file. My large "Archive" file as I mentioned above was at nearly 6 GB. I used the archive function to move ALL information from the "Archive" file to the "Through 2009" archive. In addition, I went ahead and forced all information through 2009 in my primary PST to be archived to the "Through 2009" archive.

So, since I moved all information from the "Archive" file, its size should be nearly 0 and the file size of the "Through 2009" archvie file should be around 6GB... According to Windows explorer, my "Archive" file is still 5,880,593 KB (or around 6 GB) and my "Through 2009" is 4,102,185 KB (or around 4 GB). So, I checked them in Outlook by right clicking > Properties > Folder Size. According to Outlook, my "Archive" file is 1005 KB (only because I moved a few emails in there hopeing it w... Read more

A:Outlook Archive Files

Hi blakrapter,
Outlook pst files don't behave the way you'd expect them to when you move items in and out. Although you've moved everything out of your primary Archive file, you can't get the true file size until you compact that PST. You can do that by right-clicking the item in Outlook and then going to Properties/Advanced/Compact Now. It might take quite a bit of time, so make sure you do it when you don't need Outlook for anything else, and you might want to create a backup of it first, just because it's always a good idea to have a backup before you make a major change. As for the two new archive files, it's possible you lost data, but I think the more likely explanation is that over time you may have moved or deleted items from the primary archive and not compacted it, so the 6GB+ was an inflated number and 4GB is more accurate. Hope that helps.
 

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I have set the auto archive for anything older then one day just to test how everything looks when it is archived. Now, every email in the folder I set to archive like that is older then one day but it won't archive them. Does the archive system only work for new emails after the rule has been set? And Yes I have check the modified date and it too has been well over a day. Any suggestions on what I did wrong?? Thanks for any help!
 

A:Auto Archive Outlook 03

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Dear Folks;

When using Outlook for email I get a dialog box that asks if I want to archive old items. I always answer yes to this.

How do I retrieve this archive and examine it? There have been times when I would have to liked to search back through old emails but I did not how to do this.

I would prefer to keep my old emails on a CD archive rather than on the computer, perhaps keeping one year of emails on each CD.

Any suggestions on good archiving practices that members of this group might be using would be greatly appreciated

Many Thanks

Adrian D
 

A:Outlook 2000 Archive

What you can do is "Find Files and Folders" do a search for archive.pst (C drive?) make a note of this, just minimise window
Then within Outlook, Go :
- File Import
- Import From another Program
- select Peronal Folder (.pst)
Browse to the Archive.pst (this is were you can bring up the Find Files and Folders Window if you like)
- Hit Next
- Hit Finish
You should now see your imported archive file within your Outlook Profile
 

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Dear all,
Shouldn't the received items be stored as well as the sent ones in the archive folders?
It is the first time i search this folder & i was surprised to see that only the items i sent are stored.

Thank you for the help.

Regards
 

A:Outlook Archive Folders

Hi poppea

Outlook archives messages based on the Modified date.
You can view the Modified date by choosing the Modified column under Field Chooser > All Mail Fields

After viewing the Modified date on your Inbox messages, do they fall within the parameters configured for AutoArchiving?

Also, while AutoArchive can be configured to blanket all the folders in that Personal Folder, each folder can be changed to not AutoArchive.
Right click the Inbox folder
Properties > AutoArchive tab to view the settings for that folder.
It is possible that AutoArchive is not enabled for that folder.​
 

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I deleted this pst archive file and have since emptied my trash bin. Now everytime that that I open up Outlook, it looks for that file. How can I get it to stop looking for the archive file? I also can't open the 'archive folders' in the drop down list. It says that it can't open because the missing file can't be located.

Any help is appreciated.
 

A:Outlook keeps looking for a pst archive file

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Running Outlook 2003 SP2. XP Pro.

Outlook.pst grew to almost 1.4 Gig so I selected the Personal Folders folder
and did File-Archive and told it to archive everything prior to 1/1/06,
including all subfolders, and ignoring those flagged to not be archived. It
ran okay and archived "almost" all of the emails/folders, but some emails
didn't archive. I can't possibly find a pattern as to why those didn't
archive. Some folders that had tons of emails now only have a few from last
year left in it, most folders are empty as they should be since it all
archived, and some folders have all of their old contents still in them,
unarchived. I've tried it a few times, even doing on the individual
subfolders, with no change. (I was able to successfully "drag" old emails
into the Archive Folders subfolders, though.)

I searched the Microsoft site and found an article about settings you can
put in the Registry to limit the size of the Archive.pst file:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/832925/en-us

But I don't have those entries in the Registry at all (no Office or Outlook under
Policies-Microsoft) so I assume it's not in there. I never set them, so
they'd have to be there by default if they existed at all.

I've always been told that 2GB is about where XP starts to get unhappy about
the size of the Outlook.pst file, so I assume that's the same for the
Archive.pst file.

Well, my Outlook.pst is now 800 MB and my ... Read more

A:Some emails won't archive in Outlook

One thing I've done is create additional PST files and moved the e-mails to those files. Some folks have had e-mails going back years. So in that instance for example, I created a personal folder called called 2000 and moved all the year 2000 e-mails to that folder. This way it was a little easier to figure out which e-mail went to which file.

Then when finished you might still need to compact your e-mail file.
You need to have the Folder List showing. If it is not already there, from the View menu, click Folder List
From the Folders list, right-click on Personal Folders at the top
Select Properties For Personal Folders
Click on the Advanced button
Click on the Compact Now button
 

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I have managed to recover some previously lost Outlook archive files. Is there a way that I can look at the emails in them without importing them into Outlook?

A:Inspect Outlook Archive

If you don't want them associated with your current profile you can create a dummy profile
then import them to that one .

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Hello,

I made archiving for the inbox and sent items in my Outlook before I formated my laptop. now i cannot import the sent items. any idea how to do so ? please help me coz its my business email and I lost thousands of emails. all the emails on server deleted after the archiving process.

Thanks
 

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I use Outlook at work and have recently begun using a Pocket PC which allows me to synch with Outlook on my home computer and have my schedule there as well. The auto archive which occurs periodically at work erases all my past appointments periodically and the tech guys tell me it's not practical to get them back. This is frustrating because at times it would be helpful to see exactly what date I did something 8mo ago. I thought perhaps my home computer would maintain it, but I just noticed everything prior to Nov is gone now.

Is there a way to prevent the loss of this data - at least on my computer at home? I can't find a setting anywhere that sounds like it would do this.

Thanks in advance.

TL
 

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I use outlook express for my mail needs until one day it become so huge in dbx that i decided to change to outlook 2003.

I successfully imported every message using the outlook import function.

The problem I am facing now is the archive which I need it so badly is not working??

I create and started the archive, the lower right corner showing archiving and later in 2 seconds its done.

Went to the archive folder, saw the folder name but nothing inside.

I am quite sure that my steps are correct. Any advice?

A:Outlook Archive Problem.

Hi MaMister.
Run a search for "archive.pst" to see if it went somewhere else.
To view in Outlook, click File>Open>Outlook Data File.
Let us know.

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Hey all,
Trying to restore/open an archive.pst file which belongs to an email account that no longer exists.(company closed, then reopened with new name)
The old email account was deleted from Outlook.
The legal eagles now require documentation from the extinct account.

Have tried to open many archive files from within Outlook but all empty??
I can't re-add the old account, so is there a way to retrieve data??
Win7, Office 2010/13 machines
Thanks guys
NT

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Hello Everyone,

One of the users in our company who was responsible for managing the archive folder in outlook 2007.
She could always manage it, there was no problems. But since yesterday, when she open archive folder she cant see any created folder what she was able to see before.

So can anyone help me with that?
Cheers,
 

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I have a user who likes to put the replies he makes to E-mail items into his In Box. Trouble is, when his auto-archive feature kicks in every couple of weeks, which he has set to archive items that are 6 months old or older, the Reply items do not archive. According to Microsoft, the archive feature looks at sent date, received date and modified date and uses whichever is most recent to determine what's archived. The replies this guy has are easliy old enough, but aren't getting archived. Ideas?

 

A:Outlook 97: Replies Won't Archive

His replies are in the inbox, right? Do other items autoarchive from the inbox? Also follow the instructions microsoft gives to add columns to your view to show those fields (sent date, recieved date and modified date). Are all fields for these items older than 6 months? Also try archiving the inbox manually and see if that works. The other possibility that may cause problems is if he uses a custom form for his replies.
 

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I was wondering if there is a program out there that can be used to archive outlook 2007 and be able to access them easer than archiving them as a pst.
 

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I have backed up my emails within Outlook to the archive folder, but when I click on the "Archive Folder" within Outlook, there's nothing there. Please tell me what I'm doing wrong. Thank you. (Microsoft Outlook 2002)
 

A:Outlook Archive Folders

Hi PJ Staley

Which folders are you AutoArchiving?
What are the settings? 6 months etc.

The Archive Folder you are referring to, did you open that .pst file into Outlook 2002?
 

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Good Morning,

I'm having a issue with archiving, i have a user who is trying to archive her email from her inbox because her mailbox has become to large and is taking up to much space on the mail server. when i run the archive utility on her inbox, it appears to have worked, but when you check the inbox nothing moved and there is nothing in the archive inbox. before i tried that i first tested it by archive some deleted emails in her deleted folder and it worked successfully. any ideas?

Thanks
 

A:Outlook 2007 Archive

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Does anyone have a good policy, strategy or routine for archiving? I know it defaults to 14 days, but what are some files and or folders users may want archived? I'd like to set up all of our users with basically the same archive, as it would be easier to manage from a support point of view.

Thanks for any input or suggestions.
 

A:Outlook Auto Archive

I create folders uder the inbox according to how the user wants to identify e-mails, get them to drag and drop the mail into the various folders. I setup archiving on each folder and point it to their homedrive on the network calling it the same name as the file. It is a lot easier to manage as opossed to one archive, there is also a chance of the one big archive getting corrupted and the user losing all their mail.

cheers
 

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I am trying to use the option of the Do Not Archive checkbox in Outlook 2010. I have added that column but the only emails that have that checkbox in the column as an option are emails that have been received from internal network senders. Any email that was received from an outside sender does not have the option to choose to not archive the email. Any thoughts on why this is the case and how to fix this issue?
 

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What is the best way to save (and access) old emails on Outlook Express? I don't expect my old computer to last forever and everything is backed up regularly-- BUT Outlook and its .dbx files are a big pain for me. I downloaded (and paid for) one program that said it was easy to use. It wasn't! All I want to do is save old emails and retrieve if necessary.
 

A:Solved: OUTLOOK: Best way to archive old emails

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