How do I make "Archive Folders" into "Personal Folders"


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M Packer

To solve a problem with my OL calendar, I archived my information into a new
archive of my Outlook data. I named the archive outlook.pst and it now
comes up fine. My problem is that when the new OL file comes up at the top
of the Outlook Today page it says "Archive Folders - Outlook Today" instead
of "Personal Folders - Outlook Today". I know that the file was built via
an archive, but it is now named outlook.pst. How do I make OL (or the file)
not think of itself as an archived file but the personal folders file? I
want to do this because I believe the current arrangement is causing my
synch to my palm pilot to fail.

TIA

Marty Packer
 
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austinpctech

M Packer said:
To solve a problem with my OL calendar, I archived my information into a new
archive of my Outlook data. I named the archive outlook.pst and it now
comes up fine. My problem is that when the new OL file comes up at the top
of the Outlook Today page it says "Archive Folders - Outlook Today" instead
of "Personal Folders - Outlook Today". I know that the file was built via
an archive, but it is now named outlook.pst. How do I make OL (or the file)
not think of itself as an archived file but the personal folders file? I
want to do this because I believe the current arrangement is causing my
synch to my palm pilot to fail.

TIA

Marty Packer

All you have to do is rename the title in the properties window of the file.
Not sure what version you have and the process will differ a bit, but you
need to get into a Folder List View where you are able to view the file and
the subfolders of the Personal Folders File in Outlook. Right click at the
top of the tree on Outlook Today (Archive Folders) and select Properties for
Personal Folders. You will then see a box to change the name.

Good Luck
 
M

M Packer

Austin,

I tried what you suggested and found what I think was the 'right spot'.
However, trying to type over the Archive Folder name gave warning tones. I
note that in the help (or really what is this) for the field mentioned that
I needed the right privileges to change it. I am running as
Administrator...what more privileges could I need?
 
D

DL

The default name for the personal folder is outlook.pst, if you have created
an archive and named it outlook.pst, as apposed to the default archive name
of archive.pst you may have a problem/conflict
There is no difference, other than contents between an outlook.pst and an
archive.pst
 
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austinpctech

M Packer said:
Austin,

I tried what you suggested and found what I think was the 'right spot'.
However, trying to type over the Archive Folder name gave warning tones. I
note that in the help (or really what is this) for the field mentioned that
I needed the right privileges to change it. I am running as
Administrator...what more privileges could I need?
Try hitting the Advanced button on the same window and change the title
there.
 
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M

M Packer

austinpctech said:
Try hitting the Advanced button on the same window and change the title
there.
That did the trick (tho Palm Pilot is still not synching).
 
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