How can I move appointments back from my archived calendar to my current calendar in Outlook 2007?

Hi,

I use my calendar to store work appointments for charging. I have a little plugin which extracts these to Excel for charging purposes. However I see that my zealous archiving has moved some previous months appointments to the archive calendar and my plugin just uses the current calendar. What would be the best way to move these appointments back to my current calendar? I have about 4 months worth. I could copy across, but I am sure there must be a better way.

Thanks in advance,

Sam
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Vanguard_LHConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Load the archive .pst file in Outlook:

File -> Open -> Outlook Data File
select the .pst file (for your archive)

The message store will show as its own tree list.  You can drag what you want from the folders of one message into another message store.  You could import the archive .pst file into your current message store's .pst file but you might not get the results you want.  With multiple message stores loaded in Outlook, you can pick and choose what you want.  I suspect you could even do a search and then drag the items found in the search to a folder in one of the message stores (make sure the search specifies the correct message store).

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SamJollyAuthor Commented:
Thanks for this. I have the archive pst already accessible in my treeview. However as far as I can see I would still need to copy the appointments across to my current calendar in my personal folder one at a time. Is there not a better way to "recover" appointments from the archive folder back into the person folder/calendar?

Thanks,

Sam
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SamJollyAuthor Commented:
@dolbyhome... No not really, but thanks.

Sam
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dolbyhomeConnect With a Mentor Commented:
is the 'archive' an auto-archive, pst or other format ?
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Vanguard_LHConnect With a Mentor Commented:
If you already have the archive .pst open (showing as its own tree), drag what you want to the other message store.  Just like in Windows Explorer and other programs, you can view a folder and hit Ctrl+A to select all items and then drag them all.  You may have to change the view on the calendar to Events or something that actually lists them to use Ctrl+A.

As I mentioned, you probably could use Advanced Find to select just some calendar events.  Search for events within a date range.  Then select them in the search results (again Ctrl+A will work unless you want only some of the search results where you could use Shift+click to select the start and end items or Ctrl+click to select particular ones, just like you do in Windows Explorer).  If you don't like dragging from the search results for the selected items, right-click on them to Move to Folder (I haven't tested if this context menu lets you move across message stores; if not, use drag).
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Vanguard_LHCommented:
While I mentioned importing the archive .pst file into your current message store's .pst file, sometimes you don't get the results you want.  There could be items in your archive .pst file that still exist in your current .pst file and you'll end up with duplicates.  Or you end up importing everything when you only want, say, the last month's worth of items.  I figure having the archive loaded in Outlook gives you the most control over what you pull from the archive and put back into your message store.
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SamJollyAuthor Commented:
thks
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