Possible Reasons for Archive Feature Missing in Microsoft® Outlook?
How to fix issue of archive feature missing in Microsoft® Outlook?
Microsoft Outlook gives you good support to handle your e-mails. It has many features to support users and ease their working. There may be some cases where your mailbox grows very fast in Microsoft Outlook. As the mailbox grows, it might affect the performance of Microsoft Outlook itself. So you will not like this situation and try to avoid the unwanted and redundant items from the mailbox. You could manually transfer the unnecessary and old items to a storage file. By clicking on the Archive option in the File menu you could transfer those items. Using the AutoArchive feature also, you could easily transfer old items. Items are measured as old as they reach the age that you indicate. Using the AutoArchive feature, you could either remove or move old items. Microsoft Outlook could archive all kinds of items, but only find files that are stored in an E-mail folder, like Microsoft Excel spreadsheet or a Microsoft Word document, that is attached to an E-mail message. A file that is not stored in an e-mail folder cannot be archived.
Reasons for the missing of Auto Archive feature in Microsoft Outlook and ways to fix the issue:
- Broken Archive.pst
- Full Archive.pst
- Tips to solve the issue
Sometimes archive.pst file gets corrupted. There may be different reasons for this. As the archive.pst file has become tainted Microsoft Outlook might fail to archive to that file. User thinks that the Archive feature seems missing. If this is the case you have to close Microsoft Outlook. Then using the Inbox Repair Tool you could scan it for errors or generate a new one. The position of scanpst.exe depends on which version of Microsoft Outlook that you are using.
Archive.pst file is full might be a condition in which Microsoft Outlook might not be able for storing more items in it. Microsoft Outlook might only store those items up to certain limit. This limit is depending on the version of the Microsoft Outlook. If the size of the file goes beyond that specific limit, the Archive feature might not function and you might see that the Archive feature is missing. You could solve this issue by clean it up by removing items or generate a new archive file.
Tips to Solve the Issue
From the Tools menu, you need to hit Options, and after that click on Other tab. Then hit AutoArchive. After that hit to select the AutoArchive Every check box, and then denote how often the AutoArchive process has to be run by typing a number in the days box. If you need to be informed before the items are archived, you need to hit to choose the Prompt Before AutoArchive check box. On Default archive file box, type a file name for the archived items have to be transferred to, or hit Browse to choose from a list. Then hit 'OK' two times.
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