I have an upsetting and frustrating problem. Outlook 2002 (on Win SP-
Home) does not move files when I do a manual archive. I've read
numerous articles I found by googling and have followed the
instructions, but I don't get any of the files moved from my
current .pst file to the new one.
I was successful in creating the proper new archive (.pst) file, by
doing a manual archive as follows: File | Archive and on the resulting
dialog selected the "Archive this folder and all subfolders" option,
then I selected my highest level active/current folder which contains
ALL of my Outlook information, I indicated the archive date (Archive
all items older than: Wed 1/1/2003, I also checked the 'Include items
with "Do Not AutoArchive" checked' option and in the Archive File: I
entered the proper path and a "new.pst" and then clicked OK. It hummed
and whirred for a while and created a new Archive file with exactly
the same structure as my current active outlook.pst file, but NONE of
the files were moved. The new.pst file is totally empty although the
folder structure is perfectly correct. I re-ran the same command a
second time and no joy. It will NOT move any of the files I am trying
to archive. What the #$%^*&^% good is an archive function if it does
not actually move the files (messages) I am trying to archive?
I have in the past AutoArchived files (messages)
from my Sent Items
folder, so that works.
I suspect I could select files form the ouitlook.pst and drag (move)
them to the proper folder in the new.pst, but i have hundreds of
Folders in both pst's and I also want to move files by their age, in
three stages (older than 2003, only 2003 and 2004, only 2005 and
2006.) So, click and drag will take me many hours and will be error
Can anyone tell me what I have to do to get the Arcihve function to
actually move the files I have identified to be archived
(specifically, all files older than 1/1 2003 from each and every
folder in my current outlook.pst.
Thanks in advance for any help.