Microsoft® Outlook 2010 Archive Not Working
AutoArchive is used in Microsoft Outlook 2010 for managing the Inbox memory space in a good way and helps reduce the bulk of e-mail messages. It also helps in managing the e-mail server by moving or even deleting old items like e-mail messages, tasks and calendar items to an archive data file or PST file. It allows easier access to the old files with the help of the navigation pane. It thus aids in increasing the performance of Microsoft Outlook 2010. This feature can be easily configured by launching Microsoft Outlook 2010. Select 'Advanced' in the sidebar of the 'Office' button. Now, click the 'AutoArchive Settings' option in the 'AutoArchive' section. Here, you enable the 'AutoArchive' option and select the 'Run AutoArchive Every...' option to specify the days after which you need to archive e-mails. Check the 'Move Old items' to move any old items and select its folder, accordingly. Select the 'Permanently delete old items' option to delete the items permanently. After this, click 'Apply these settings to all folders now' option.
Following are the reasons due to which AutoArchiving sometimes does not work in Microsoft Outlook 2010:
- Corrupted Archive File
- Modified Date of An item
- When Archive and Mailbox are Full
Corrupted Archive File
When an archive file that is PST file is damaged, auto-archiving will not work in Microsoft Outlook 2010. It would be possible for Microsoft Outlook 2010 to archive the file completely. To avoid this issue, you need to first close Microsoft Outlook 2010 and start a repair tool program like scanpst.exe, which can be used for scanning any inbox mail errors.
Modified Date of an Item
A file is archived according to its modified date. The modified date is viewed by opening the 'File' item and selecting the 'File' option. From the 'File' option, select the 'Properties' option. The file is archived when its modified date is older than that of archived date of the file. Modified dates change due to different reasons like using 'Reply', 'Reply to All', 'Editing' and 'Importing' features. This causes auto-archiving not to work. Sometimes, antivirus software and synchronization software can also change the modified date.
When Archive and Mailbox are full
It is difficult for Microsoft Outlook 2010 to store more files when archive is full. Under such situations, the Auto-Archive option will not even work in Microsoft Outlook 2010. For this, it is better to access and delete the files from the archive or simply create a new archive to store files. Archiving the Inbox will not work when it’s full and so your system will receive an error message. For this, deleting some items or moving them to an archive at the earliest is recommendable.
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