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    Archiving failure (O/L 2000 sr-1)

    I have set up archiving according to the online help, e.g. set up an archive.pst file and the dates before which I wish to archive.
    However, when I either archive manually or Autoarchive runs, although I see the "Archiving..." message in the R.H. corner, nothing happens with the mail etc.
    If I open the archive file as a personal folder, there is nothing in it and all the messages etc. are still in the original folders.
    I am probably missing something obvious but I cannot spot it. Can anyone help?

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    Re: Archiving failure (O/L 2000 sr-1)

    This could be due to Outlook's interesting little habit of not archiving anything which has recently been touched. Archiving does not work off the date that the message arrived - it works off the last date the message was touched. So if you have an email which is 3 months old, but you looked at it yesterday, it won't get archived.
    Have a look at my previous answer (and the lounger's problem) via post 55255 (just do search and look for message number 55255, or search on archiv to get all previous threads)
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    Re: Archiving failure (O/L 2000 sr-1)

    Read your reply and without "touching" anything, attempted to archive a folder with items older than today. All archived OK. So, this looks like the problem. It seems that my recent upgrade from Exchange 5.5 to 2000 caused the problem as I lost my pst file and had to recover from my ost file. This obviously caused all items to be "touched" on the recovery date, as, if I make the day after this my "archive before" date, all older items archive OK. What a carry on!

    Thanks for your help.

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