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Microsoft Outlook 2007

Enabling and Disabling AutoArchiving

You can enable and disable AutoArchiving on specific folders or on specific items. AutoArchiving can be disabled (but not enabled) universally. Disabling AutoArchiving universally will prevent AutoArchive from running on any folder. Some folders have AutoArchive disabled by default. For more information on AutoArchive defaults, refer to Working with AutoArchive Default Settings.

return to top Disabling AutoArchiving Universally

NOTE: AutoArchiving can be disabled universally, but it must be enabled on a folder-by-folder basis.

  1. From the Tools menu, select Options...
    The Options dialog box appears.

  2. Select the Other tab

  3. Click AUTOARCHIVE...
    The AutoArchive dialog box appears.
    Auto-Archive dialog box

  4. Deselect Run AutoArchive every ... days
    AutoArchiving has been disabled for all folders.

  5. Click OK
    The AutoArchive dialog box closes.

  6. Click OK
    The Options dialog box closes.

return to topEnabling and Disabling AutoArchiving

AutoArchiving can be enabled for entire folders, or just single items (such as messages).

Enabling and Disabling AutoArchiving on Specific Folder

If AutoArchiving has been universally disabled, the default will be no archiving. In that case, to enable AutoArchiving you will need to create custom settings. If AutoArchiving has not been universally disabled, follow the steps below to enable it.

  1. From the Folder list, right click the appropriate folder » select Properties
    The appropriate Properties dialog box appears.

  2. Select the AutoArchive tab

  3. To enable AutoArchiving, select Archive items in this folder using the default settings
    HINT: To modify the default settings, refer to Working with AutoArchiving Default Settings.
    To disable AutoArchiving, select Do not archive items in this folder

  4. Click OK
    The Properties dialog box closes.

Enabling and Disabling AutoArchiving on Specific Items

  1. Open the message you wish to enable or disable AutoArchiving on

  2. Click the Office buttonOffice button» select Properties
    The Properties dialog box appropriate to your message appears.
    Message options

  3. Under Options for this item, select or deselect Do not AutoArchive this item

  4. Click OK
    The Properties dialog box closes.

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