I have just changed my laptop and moved my archive.pst file onto the new
laptop. The new laptop (same version of Outlook2003) has its hard drive
partitioned into C: for program files (where Outlook is located) and D: for
data files. The archive.pst file was placed into D:Documents and
settings.../outlook (the same location as it would have been on the C: drive
on the previous computer).The archive settings point to the correct location
for the archive.pst file.
When I then archive, Outlook creates 2 new (identical) archive folders. One
is in the same folder as the original archive.pst file (in this case Outlook
creates archive1.pst) and the other is on the C: drive in the same root
folder. If I close these new files, close outlook, delete the new .pst files
and restart Outlook, when I try to archive it creates the same two files.
I have tried moving the original archive.pst into the C: drive directory and
changed the location setting on Outlook, but on archiving it still creates
two new files, one on the C: drive and one on the D: drive.