MS Outlook archive information

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#1

i want to save all emails on my laptop. so i was thinking to use Msoutlook for saving. now i want to know if i use archivefeature of Ms outlook then will it save email attachments also on local drive ???


#2

[QUOTE=zshan000;2469670]i want to save all emails on my laptop. so i was thinking to use Msoutlook for saving. now i want to know if i use archivefeature of Ms outlook then will it save email attachments also on local drive ???[/QUOTE]

Yes it will :slight_smile: If you use the Archive option, it will create a local (PST) file with all the e-mail and attachments in it.

If you have loads of e-mail be sure to use multiple archive files, since they can grow very big. You can add new archive files in the menu bar in Outlook.

Hope this helps!


#3

thanks mate :smiley: … well i have dedicated 20 gb of space for archive :slight_smile: … i think now i will not need multiple archives files (multiple *.pst files)…

but i just noticed one thing … my hotmail storage says i have used 148 mb of space but my archive is of only 130 mb … is that strange ??? i have not used compact feature of ms outlook also … any one like to comment on this ???:confused:


#4

[QUOTE=zshan000;2469916]well i have dedicated 20 gb of space for archive :slight_smile: … i think now i will not need multiple archives files (multiple *.pst files)…[/QUOTE]

Well you could use multiple PST files just for security. If everything is in 1 file, and that file gets broken/corrupt, you loose everything. I have a new PST file for every new year. Older files I hardly look in and it keeps my file size a bit lower.

However, with only a few hundred MBs, you will be safe with 1 file.

[QUOTE=zshan000;2469916]but i just noticed one thing … my hotmail storage says i have used 148 mb of space but my archive is of only 130 mb … is that strange ??? i have not used compact feature of ms outlook also … any one like to comment on this ???:confused:[/QUOTE]

Don’t know! Maybe hotmail estimates the storage size differently? Or standard Outlook has a better way of storing the data on the filesystem… no idea :slight_smile: