I had a termial hard disk crash on my Dell 8000 running MS Office XP on Windows 2000. Recovered the Archive (1997-2003) but the main data file is seriously trashed. Purhased hp7000 and loaded MS Office Pro. Loaded the old outlook data in My Documents\outlook. Access the old archive file ok. Using new personal files folder in Local Settings\Bob\outlook (or something similar).
Could access both archive and personal files folder, but wanted to start new Archive in new format, primarily to not load massive archive file unless necessary. Renamed ARCHIVE to ARCHIVEpre2004. Created new ARCHIVE in local settings area. System recognizes new file after file add in the Data File Management menu. Attempts to add reference to ARCHIVEpre2004 are met with a path not found message, moving file into same folder as the ARCHIVE folder does not solve issue.
My desired end state is to be able to load the ARCHIVEpre2004 file when required through the Data File Management menu.