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How to change default archive location in Outlook?

By default, Outlook has default location for the archive files. Besides the default location, you can set you own archive location for your archive files. In this tutorial, we will show you how to change default archive location in Outlook in details.

Change default archive location in Outlook

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For changing default archive location in Outlook 2010 and 2013, please do as follows.

1. Click File > Options in Outlook 2010 and 2013.

In Outlook 2007, please click Tools > Options.

2. In the Outlook Options dialog box in Outlook 2010 and 2013, please click Advanced in the left bar, then click the AutoArchive Settings button in the AutoArchive section. See screenshot:

In Outlook 2007, please go to the Other tab, then click the AutoArchive button in the AutoArchive section.

3. In the AutoArchive dialog box, please click the Browse button as shown in the below screenshot:

4. In the Find Outlook Data Files dialog box, please specify a folder which you want to save the autoarchive file. Then click the OK button.

5. Click the OK buttons to close all dialog boxes.


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