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Windows 7: Archiving by copying, rather than moving Outlook 2010

1 Week Ago   #1
King Mustard

Windows 7 x64
 
 
Archiving by copying, rather than moving Outlook 2010

When I use the Archive tool to manually create a PST file, I've noticed the e-mails are removed from the client and into the PST.

Is it possible to create the archive and keeping the e-mails intact within the client?


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1 Week Ago   #2
mrjimphelps

Linux Mint 18.2 xfce 64-bit (VMWare host) / Windows 8.1 Pro 32-bit (VMWare guest)
 
 

If you do manually what the archive process does automatically, then yes, you can have a copy of your emails in both places.

Here's how to do it:

1. Create and open a new PST file. Give it an appropriate name, and store it in an appropriate location on your hard drive.

2. Using your right mouse button, drag and drop all of your emails from the current location into the new PST file. Choose "copy" rather than "move" when prompted. (Using the right mouse button rather than the left will give you the option of copying rather than moving the emails, resulting in everything ending up in both locations.)
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1 Week Ago   #3
King Mustard

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mrjimphelps View Post
If you do manually what the archive process does automatically, then yes, you can have a copy of your emails in both places.

Here's how to do it:

1. Create and open a new PST file. Give it an appropriate name, and store it in an appropriate location on your hard drive.

2. Using your right mouse button, drag and drop all of your emails from the current location into the new PST file. Choose "copy" rather than "move" when prompted. (Using the right mouse button rather than the left will give you the option of copying rather than moving the emails, resulting in everything ending up in both locations.)
Thank you for your response

The issue is that I have many folders and sub-folders and within each folder and sub-folder, are many e-mails from a year ago right up to today.

I wanted to archive all e-mails from the first half of last year.

That's not really possible the way you have suggested, unfortunately, without a lot of manual work.

Whereas, the Archive tool keeps all folders intact.
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