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Microsoft Outlook - Backup


wee eddie
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I have Outlook set to Backup to an easily accessible place. No problem.

However, I think that that backup contains Mail and Diaries that are over 10 years old.

My question: How do I restrict the Backup to six years of such things?

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Woolwell

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Should be in Helproom?

Which version of Outlook?

Outlook should automatically archive old entries and you should have 2 pst files (archive.pst and outlook.pst). What you could do is open the archive folder and delete entries over 6 years old or move them.

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john bunyan

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Also see here:

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wee eddie

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Tagged as Outlook 2010.

This version seems to save just a single .pst file. e.g. no Archive, as previous versions of Outlook did.

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Woolwell

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Outlook 2010 should have an archive file too Open and find items in an archive file

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wee eddie

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Thanks Woolwell: You accidentally led me to the bit I needed.

On the second page of your link are instructions, somewhat convoluted and lacking in explanation, of how to create an Archive that is self limiting to up-to 60 months. I hope that I have done it correctly.

e.g. To Archive anything that is over 60 days in the past and to delete anything, in the Archive, that is over 60 months in the past.

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Woolwell

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I've just learnt something too!

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Forum Editor

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This should be in the Helproom - I'm transferring it now.

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