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Windows 7: Auto Archiving Issues in Outlook 2010

14 Feb 2016   #1

Windows 7 Professional
Auto Archiving Issues in Outlook 2010

I have gone through what I think from numerous tutorials is the correct method of auto archiving. I have found the archive.pst folder in its appropriate position and it is only showing about 150m of data. My Outlook.pst is showing 4.5gb of data.
I notice that all the folders in my in box still contain all the entries from in some cases years back. I was under the impression that when archiving is done these folders should be cleaned up and the older stuff goes to the archive.pst.
When I set up the auto archiving I pretty well left everything at default.
If I open the archive folder from within Outlook and click on the Inbox properties it shows that there is nothing in any of the subfolders.

Obviously something is amiss, I just cannot locate what it is. Any help very much appreciated

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14 Feb 2016   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit sp1

Have you set the right folder options for Auto Archiving. Open Outlook select File then Options, then Advanced. There you should find Auto Archive Settings, click on that & follow through on where you want the archived folder to be & what it's to be called. You can also set it too delete items older than a set period of time if you wish.

This is taken from Outlook 2013, but I think Outlook 2010 is much the same.
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