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Auto Archive in Outlook 2003 & 2007

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Last Modified: 2012-05-07
Dear experts,

I have a query regarding auto archive in Outlook (2003 & 2007).

I know how to do archiving in Outlook. My question is that when I check the properties of my Inbox it has been set to "Do not archive items in this folder". I then changed this to "Archive items in this folder using default settings......".

While I open a sub-folder in random the setting is still "Do not archive items.....". So I assumed this setting is inherit from its parent folder (in this case my Inbox). I checked a few other sub-folders and they are having the same settings.

I now want to archive everything in my Inbox. Do I have to go to each sub-folder and change the Archive settings? That will be a pain in the backside as I have over 200 sub-folders, and I will need to do this for 10 other people too. Is there a quicker way to change such setting in one go?

Users are using a mixture of Outlook 2003 and 2007. We have Exchange.

Thanks in advance.

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I know about that box. But my question is, if a folder has "Do not archive this folder" ticked, will it still be archived? I don't want to "Try and error" as  most users have large mailboxes.
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