Turn AutoArchive off or on

While AutoArchive is on by default, it can be turned off and turned back on again when required.

Do any of the following:

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Prevent AutoArchive from running on all folders

Prevent AutoArchive from running on one folder

Cancel archiving that is in process

Turn AutoArchive on

Prevent AutoArchive from running on all folders

The following procedure turns off AutoArchive for all folders, including individual folders with AutoArchive turned on.

  1. On the Tools menu, click Options, and then click the Other tab.

  2. Click AutoArchive.

  3. Clear the Run AutoArchive every n days check box.

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Prevent AutoArchive from running on one folder

  1. On the Go menu, click Folder List, right-click the folder you want to AutoArchive, and then click Properties on the shortcut menu.

  2. Click the AutoArchive tab.

  3. Select the Do not archive items in this folder option.

    Note: You cannot turn AutoArchive off for Search Folders.

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Cancel archiving that is in process

  • In the lower-right corner of the status bar, next to the Archiving folder message, click the down arrow, and then click Cancel Archiving.

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Turn AutoArchive on

  1. On the Tools menu, click Options, and then click the Other tab.

  2. Click AutoArchive.

  3. Select the Run AutoArchive every n days check box.

  4. Type or choose a number in the box for how often you want AutoArchive to run.

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