Archiving sub-folders

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USAOz

#1
In an attempt to better manage my emails in Outlook 2007, I have created a
new folder named 'Saved Messages' and WITHIN THAT FOLDER I have created a
number of sub-folders into which I sort incoming emails I wish to keep (using
Rules).

I have set the Autoarchive setting on BOTH the main folder ('Saved
Messages') and on EACH SUB-FOLDER to archive any file older than 1 day and to
move the items to the default autoarchive folder.

At the end of the day, I choose Archive before closing Outlook 2007.
However, NONE of the items in Saved Messages OR in ANY of the subfolders in
that folder are archived.

When I did this before but did NOTuse sub-folders - i.e. just had a folder
'Saved Messages', the archiving worked OK.

So, does this mean that Outlook 2007 cannot archive sub-folders?

IF it CAN, then what am I doing incorrectly?
 
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Roady [MVP]

#2
It can, but if you just implemented this change then your modified dates are
set to today and thus AutoArchive will run but none of your items apply to
the date criteria.

For additional solutions see;
http://www.howto-outlook.com/faq/archivenotworking.htm

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"USAOz" <USAOz> wrote in message
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> In an attempt to better manage my emails in Outlook 2007, I have created a
> new folder named 'Saved Messages' and WITHIN THAT FOLDER I have created a
> number of sub-folders into which I sort incoming emails I wish to keep
> (using
> Rules).
>
> I have set the Autoarchive setting on BOTH the main folder ('Saved
> Messages') and on EACH SUB-FOLDER to archive any file older than 1 day and
> to
> move the items to the default autoarchive folder.
>
> At the end of the day, I choose Archive before closing Outlook 2007.
> However, NONE of the items in Saved Messages OR in ANY of the subfolders
> in
> that folder are archived.
>
> When I did this before but did NOTuse sub-folders - i.e. just had a folder
> 'Saved Messages', the archiving worked OK.
>
> So, does this mean that Outlook 2007 cannot archive sub-folders?
>
> IF it CAN, then what am I doing incorrectly?


 

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