Outlook Archive File "Cannot be opened"


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ChrisB

Using Outlook 2007/sp1/vista.

When I run an Outlook AutoArchive I get errors posted into the deleted items
folder.

The error reads:
Error while archiving folder "Inbox" in store "Personal Folders". The file
C:\Documents and Settings\(my user name)\Local Settings\Application
Data\Microsoft\Outlook\archive2008.pst cannot be opened.

The message appears eight times. And the AutoArchive doesn't Archive
anything (at least, I don't think it does - the file sizes remain the same).

This seems to have been going on a while. The file is not Read-Only.

If I try to run a manual Archive operation, I get the same message only in a
message box, not posted into the deletted items folder.

Any suggestions?
 
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Vince Averello

Have you tried using a new PST file as your archive destination? Have you
tried running ScanPST.EXE on the presumably existing PST file mentioned in
the messages?
 
C

ChrisB

Vince, thanks for your reply.

I have tried making a new .pst file and then making that the archive
destination. Same problem. And I've run Scanpst and it said it found some
errors, which I told it to repair, and it said it had repaired the file, but
that hasn't changed anything.

Oddly enough, ScanPST also found errors in the brand new and unused archive
destination file I had only just made. That seems strange, doesn't it?

I don't know, roll on SP2 for Office 2007, can't come soon enough.
 
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Vince Averello

Where are you storing the archive PSTs? On the same drive as your normal
data or somewhere else. Wondering if there's an issue with the drive or
something akin to that.
 
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ChrisB

Vince

Thanks for your further reply.

The archive .PST file is at C:\Documents and Settings\(my user name)\Local
Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook\archive2008.pst

So, in other words, it's exactly where Oulook 2007 wants it to be. And
Outlook 2007 certainly does know where the file is. It just cannot open the
file when trying to archive.

And Archive USED to work on this machine. So I don't know if I've done
something, or whether Vista shot itself in the knee during a recent update.

Cheers

Chris
 
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Vince Averello

Another dumb question for you... I reasonably sure of the answer but is the
file marked read-only?
 

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