Error Message While Archiving Data in Microsoft® Outlook
Microsoft Outlook is one of the applications developed by Microsoft. By using this application you could send and receive mails. You would keep track of events and could use other features like Calendar. This would be seen as one of the applications in Office pack. You could also install it separately. Archiving means the moving of data files present in Outlook to file. It is seen that when you try to do the AutoArchive of data in Outlook 2003,you would receive the error message "Error while archiving folder". This would occur when you do the AutoArchive of Outlook data which is present in an ANSI-compatible personal folders (.pst) file to a Unicode-compatible .pst file. There is hot fix for the latest Outlook 2003 Server. You have to do the certain registry modifications in that hot fix. When the archive file becomes full or when it is corrupted, you would feel difficulty in archiving.
Read further to know various tips to solve the error message in Microsoft Outlook while archiving the data.
- Editing the Registry
- Check for Full Archive.pst
- Repair the Archive File
Editing the Registry
If you are using Microsoft Outlook, you need to close that first. Then click the registry editor and locate the key HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftOffice11.0Outlook. Then, point to 'New' which is present in the Edit menu. Then click the DWORD Value. You have to then type AllowUnicodeToAnsiArchiveDataLoss. Then press 'Enter'. After doing sp, right click 'AllowUnicodeToAnsiArchiveDataLoss'. In that click 'Modify'. You have to then type 1 in the Value data and have to click 'OK'. After that, exit the registry editor.
Check for Full Archive.pst
Outlook would show error while archiving data when the archive.pst file becomes full. In such case of Outlook 97-2002, the limit of the archive file is 2GB. After that, when you try to archive data, the error message would appear. So you need to check for that. Then you have to clean the folder or you have to make a new archive file. In the case of Outlook 2003-2007, the limit of the archive file is about 20GB. After checking that limit only you need to do the archiving.
Repair the Archive File
There are chances that archive.pst file would get corrupted. Then you could not be able to perform the archiving of data in the Outlook. You need to use the Inbox Repair Tool (scanpst.exe) fir the scanning for any issues. If this does not solve the issue, then try to delete it and create a new one. For various Outlook versions, the location of this tool would vary.
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