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Outlook 98 and Personal Folder

By R.Williams ·
We have a 50 Mb limit on our server (Exchange) based system and I have tried to set up a personal folder on my local drive to get around this limit as I like to keep all my mails. Trouble is, I can set the personal folder but after rebooting, it isnot there anymore and I have to set it up again. This happens time and again.
Running NT4 SP 6.
Any way to keep this personal folder permanent?

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Might want to ask your admin if they have mandatory profiles or system policies in place. Sorry I'm no help.
Pete

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by R.Williams In reply to Outlook 98 and Personal F ...

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by SteveD In reply to Outlook 98 and Personal F ...

Let's see if I have this straight. You added a personal folder under Services, then you went to the Delivery tab and selected the personal folder as your destination for new mail, right? But nothing ever got delivered there and when you reboot, the PST file has disappeared? Doesn't seem reasonable. Did you check your local drive to see that the PST was actually created? Or did you just go through adding the service?

What happens after adding the service and BEFORE rebooting if you send mail to yourself or get someone else to send mail to you? Is it delivered to the personal folder?

Finally, have you tried re-installing Outlook?

I hope some of this may help.

Steve Diamond

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by R.Williams In reply to Outlook 98 and Personal F ...

Yes, Added a personal Folder, selected delivery tab/selected my personal folder. Mail would go there until I reboot, then it would cease to exist after a reboot.
The pst file is 42Mb and is intact, it's just damn irritating setting my personal folder up every day.
Methinks a re-install may be called for.

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by MPTechOnline In reply to Outlook 98 and Personal F ...

About archive and AutoArchive

Your Outlook mailbox grows as items are created in the same way that papers pile up on your desk. In the paper-based world, you can occasionally shuffle through your documents and store those that are important but not frequently used. Documents that are less important, such as newspapers and magazines, you can discard based on their age.
You can quickly complete the same process in Outlook. You can manually transfer old items to a storage file by clicking Archive on the File menu, or you can have old items automatically transferred by using AutoArchive. Items are considered old when they reach the age you specify. With AutoArchive, you can either delete or move old items. Outlook can archive all types of items, but it can only locate files that are stored in a e-mail folder, such as a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet or Word document attached to an e-mail message. A file that is not stored in a e-mail folder cannot be archived. Go to your Outlook Help andsearch on Auto Archive and it will explain what to do as per above....Good Luck :)

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by R.Williams In reply to Outlook 98 and Personal F ...

Thanks for all the replies, I found the problem to be that I had my Roaming Profile active as well as my fixed profile. I deleted the roaming profile as I was obviously confusing the heck out of the thing!

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