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    Archive inconsistent (Outlook 2003)

    I am working on a new system with Outlook 2003 and WXP Home. I use autoarchive to maintain my outlook file, using default settings for the most common folders and specific settings for the other folders (e.g. newsletters that I only keep for a while). I have found that autoarchive is inconsistent - some folders are archived properly, but some folders will not archive at all. There is no obvious pattern - some recalcitrants use default settings and some use specific settings. I have been using this system on Outlook 2000 for some years without problems.

    Any ideas on what I should try?

    Chris B

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    Re: Archive inconsistent (Outlook 2003)

    I think the cause of my problem is this. When I moved from Outlook 2000 to O2003, O2003 seems to have converted all my email items with the Modified Date as None. O2003 uses Modified date as the trigger for archiving (http://www.microsoft.com/learning/bo.../ls/122001.asp) so presumably will not archive on a nul date. Presumably O2000 used Received date.

    It looks like I will have to go through all my folders and archive manually for once, to get on track, unless anyone knows of an automated tool that will let me change the modified date.

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    Re: Archive inconsistent (Outlook 2003)

    I can't think of any tool that would retroactively set an old modified date, but I can imagine a VBA procedure that would "save" all the messages so that they had today's date as the modification date. (While I have imagined this, I have not tried to write code to do it...)

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    Re: Archive inconsistent (Outlook 2003)

    Thanks. I guess it is brute force and ignorance then. It is not really worth developing a script for probably 1/2 hour of work.
    I appreciate your thoughts

    Chris B

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    Re: Archive inconsistent (Outlook 2003)

    LastModificationTime Property returns a Date Type specifying the date and time, and is read-only in 2003, but wouldn't you just need something like

    With Item
    .Body = .Body
    .Save
    End With

    to reset the LastModificationTime?
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