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    Post Outlook 2007 backup or archive best way

    At work I save 90% of the emails I receive and their attachments. Is there a way to export to PDF, a searchable database, etc all email over 2 years old. My folder structure is complex, as I have folders for every department and many co-workers. My PST file is 1.6 gigs. Are attachments stored in a different folder?

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    Much depends on how you'd like the data organized.

    You could use autoarchive, set the archive characteristics in general and for any folder for which you need a different set of parameters. Then periodically you can create a new archive file - some people do this annually, some quarterly.

    You can create a new PST file and just drag and drop the folders and content from you active PST to the new PST. Once again you can create a new PST periodically - whenever you think you need it.

    You could create a PST for each department or co-worker or whatever you think you need and then drag and drop as in the previous step.

    Attachments are stored as part of the email.

    Joe

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    Joe,

    I like your suggestion. What is the best way to open an existing or create a new PST in which to drag folders?

    Ken

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    In Outlook go to Tools | Account Settings | Data Files. Click the "ADD" button.

    Joe

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