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Why does Outlook create multiple archive folders? [message #22722] Tue, 15 August 2006 14:27 Go to next message
MarkB  is currently offline MarkB
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Registered: July 2006
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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.

Can anyone help?
Re: Why does Outlook create multiple archive folders? [message #52991] Tue, 15 August 2006 15:39 Go to previous message
Brian Tillman  is currently offline Brian Tillman
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Registered: June 2006
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Mark B <MarkB@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:

> 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.

Perhaps one of your folders has archive settings that differ from the
general settings. Every folder can have its own.
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Brian Tillman
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