Outlook 2010 manual archive

Posted on 2011-05-05
Last Modified: 2012-05-11

im trying to manually archive folder and subfolders in outllok 2010. When i click OK it only creates archive file that empty (size 256kb) and all emails in folder and subfolders still are in outlook.

Any idea ?

I have turned off autoarchivig
Question by:aucklandnz
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    Expert Comment

    If you want to manually archive your emails, you can create your own Personal Folder and drag all the files from your email onto your personal folder.

    If you intend to use the auto archive feature in Outlook 2010, you need to specify how often to archive and how old the email items are for archiving.  See links for details.
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    After you click Cleanup Tools > Archive, are you:
    Checking "Archive this folder and all subfolders"
    Highlighting the top line above "Inbox"
    Setting the "Archive items older than:" date
    Checking "Include items with Do Not Archive checked

    Highlighting the pst folder name is usually the issue but I just want to know that you understand the settings.

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    Author Comment

    hi austinstace

    Yes to all the above exept im selecting a folder that is under Inbox ( i want to archive only subfolder and its subfolders)

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    Accepted Solution

    Outlook archives according to the modified date. If you add the field "modified" to the folder view, see if the dates on the items you are expecting to archive are later than the date you are setting.
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    Author Closing Comment

    Thanks.... it was problem with dates. :)

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