This way, it helps you reduce the size of your mailbox and get some free space back on your C:\ drive (if you choose to store the archive file somewhere else).
Depending on how you configure it, Outlook Archive can perform one of the following tasks: The Outlook Auto Archive feature can be configured to move old emails and other items to a designated archive folder automatically at a regular interval, or to delete old items without archiving.
Outlook Archive (and Auto Archive) moves older email, task and calendar items to an archive folder, which is stored in another location on your hard drive.
Technically, archiving transfers older items from the main file into a separate file that you can open from Outlook any time you need it.
And this tutorial will teach you how to archive emails and other items in different versions automatically or manually.
When archiving is in progress, the status information is displayed in the status bar.
As soon as the archive process is completed, the folder will appear in your Outlook automatically, provided you selected the option Show archive folder in the folder list.
Unless you changed the default location when configuring the archive settings, you can find the archive file in one of the following places: If you cannot find the archive file in any of the above locations, chances are that you chose to store it in a different place when configuring the auto archive settings.
Here's a quick way to determine the exact location of your Outlook archive: right-click the Archive folder in the list of folders, and then click Open File Location.