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I have been using Outlook 97's autoarchive (and plain old archive) features flawlessly since 1997.  Now, all of a sudden, every time I try to archive, I get this message: "The operation failed.  An object could not be found."  No other clue.  Any ideas?

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-- I have not changed my folder archive settings.
-- I use Outlook 97 for Calendar and Contacts only, not for e-mail
-- Recently I began using a Handspring Visor, which I hot-synch with Outlook 97.  The synching and the Visor work fine.
-- My .pst files are not too huge.  My active .pst is 1.9 mB, my archive.pst is 2.8 mB.
-- I have run scanpst and corrected errors, and the archiving still doesn't work
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by:darrenburke
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have you run SCANPST against the PST files to see if they have any errors?
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by:lerangis
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Thanks for the tip.  I ran scanpst, corrected the errors, and tried again.  I still got the "failed, could not find object" message.

Peter
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by:starl
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do you use word as your email editor?
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by:starl
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where is your pst stored? locally or on a server? if on a server, you may have exceeded your limit.
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have you tried archiving to a new pst?
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my final suggestion is that your profile (specifically the personal folders part) has been corrupted and you may need to create a new one.
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by:lerangis
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I don't use Outlook for e-mail at all.  My pst is stored locally.  I will try creating a new personal-folders pst, and then import the Calendar and Contacts info, and I'll see if that works.
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by:lerangis
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To starl --

Well, it worked.  I created a new outlook.pst and a new archive.pst, with different names.  Then I imported all the items from the old to the new.  I deleted the old .psts and forced Outlook to accept the new files as defaults.  The new .psts archive properly -- and they are much smaller files, with the same amount of information.  Thanks for the advice!

Peter Lerangis
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by:starl
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definitely sounds like they got corrupted - probably the constant archiving. You might want to consider reorganizing your archive methods.

glad to help
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by:lerangis
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Thanks.  I have it set for autoarchive every 10 days.  I'll lengthen the period.
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by:lerangis
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Thanks.  I have it set for autoarchive every 10 days.  I'll lengthen the period.
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