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Archive outlook 2003 [message #100156] Wed, 20 December 2006 17:36 Go to next message
john[2]
Messages: 66
Registered: December 2006
Member
I cant archive
I looked at my archive folder there are 2 files

archive 2.2 gig
archive 3.2 gig

When I open outlook I can see my 2 archive folders
I tried closing outlook then moving both archive files hoping I could start
from scratch, but when I open outlook up it prompts for both files
if I cancel out of that it still wont let me archive, when I try to archive,
it wants an archive file to append too
How can I stop it from looking for these to files when opening
I would like to start with a new archive file and remove existing 2 files,
If I ever need them I will import into another profile
my outlook file is about 900 megs
I thought with outlook 2003 the limit is 20 gigs?
Re: Archive outlook 2003 [message #100734] Fri, 22 December 2006 16:15 Go to previous messageGo to next message
john[2]
Messages: 66
Registered: December 2006
Member
I did move them back to original location and I no longer get prompts
your saying I should delete the archive files from within outlook to get rid
of them?

How can I convert to newer pst format?



"Patrick Keenan" <test@dev.null> wrote in message
news:%23P80SfLJHHA.4376@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl...
> "john" <jr_wilkinson@telus.net> wrote in message
> news:oylih.92593$rv4.35953@edtnps90...
>>I cant archive
>> I looked at my archive folder there are 2 files
>>
>> archive 2.2 gig
>> archive 3.2 gig
>>
>> When I open outlook I can see my 2 archive folders
>> I tried closing outlook then moving both archive files hoping I could
>> start
>> from scratch, but when I open outlook up it prompts for both files
>> if I cancel out of that it still wont let me archive, when I try to
>> archive,
>> it wants an archive file to append too
>> How can I stop it from looking for these to files when opening
>> I would like to start with a new archive file and remove existing 2
>> files,
>> If I ever need them I will import into another profile
>> my outlook file is about 900 megs
>> I thought with outlook 2003 the limit is 20 gigs?
>
> Did you close the archive folders before moving them?
>
> If not, try moving them back into the original location, restarting
> Outlook, and closing them. Or, adjust the profile's attached files via
> Control Panel, Mail, show profiles, properties, data files, remove.
>
> IIRC the file limit depends on the pst format in use. If you use the
> older format, the limit is much smaller.
>
> HTH
> -pk
>
Re: Archive outlook 2003 [message #100893] Sat, 23 December 2006 19:11 Go to previous messageGo to next message
john[2]
Messages: 66
Registered: December 2006
Member
Can I convert my pst file that contains inbox to new format?



"Patrick Keenan" <test@dev.null> wrote in message
news:e%23dG%23AjJHHA.4760@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl...
> "john" <jr_wilkinson@telus.net> wrote in message
> news:zy_ih.92992$rv4.31283@edtnps90...
>>I did move them back to original location and I no longer get prompts
>> your saying I should delete the archive files from within outlook to get
>> rid of them?
>
> Not delete them. Show the tree/folder view, then right-click on the
> archive and choose Close. IIRC then you can move the file away and
> Outlook will not ask for it.
>
>> How can I convert to newer pst format?
>
> They *are* older format files? You can create a new .PST file for
> archival purposes, specifying it as the newer format. Then, select the
> items from the older archive file, and use Edit/Copy to Folder to populate
> the new archive file. Let it finish - be patient.
>
> You may find that you need to manually create subfolders in the new
> archive file, first, then go through folder by folder.
>
> HTH
> -pk
>
>>
>>
>> "Patrick Keenan" <test@dev.null> wrote in message
>> news:%23P80SfLJHHA.4376@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl...
>>> "john" <jr_wilkinson@telus.net> wrote in message
>>> news:oylih.92593$rv4.35953@edtnps90...
>>>>I cant archive
>>>> I looked at my archive folder there are 2 files
>>>>
>>>> archive 2.2 gig
>>>> archive 3.2 gig
>>>>
>>>> When I open outlook I can see my 2 archive folders
>>>> I tried closing outlook then moving both archive files hoping I could
>>>> start
>>>> from scratch, but when I open outlook up it prompts for both files
>>>> if I cancel out of that it still wont let me archive, when I try to
>>>> archive,
>>>> it wants an archive file to append too
>>>> How can I stop it from looking for these to files when opening
>>>> I would like to start with a new archive file and remove existing 2
>>>> files,
>>>> If I ever need them I will import into another profile
>>>> my outlook file is about 900 megs
>>>> I thought with outlook 2003 the limit is 20 gigs?
>>>
>>> Did you close the archive folders before moving them?
>>>
>>> If not, try moving them back into the original location, restarting
>>> Outlook, and closing them. Or, adjust the profile's attached files via
>>> Control Panel, Mail, show profiles, properties, data files, remove.
>>>
>>> IIRC the file limit depends on the pst format in use. If you use the
>>> older format, the limit is much smaller.
>>>
>>> HTH
>>> -pk
>>>
>>
>>
>
>
Re: Archive outlook 2003 [message #101430] Wed, 27 December 2006 10:19 Go to previous message
Brian Tillman
Messages: 25117
Registered: June 2006
Senior Member
john <jr_wilkinson@telus.net> wrote:

> Can I convert my pst file that contains inbox to new format?

Certanly, and the instructions have been posted numerous times. Google
Groups is your friend.
< http://groups.google.com/group/microsoft.public.outlook.inst allation/msg/3cce3b0d581e15e8>
Also see http://www.maclean.com/upstart/
--
Brian Tillman
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