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How to set AutoArchive settings for all folders in Outlook?

Author: Kelly Last Modified: 2016-12-28

Normally, you can easily set the AutoArchive setting for current selected folder with clicking Folder > AutoArchive Settings in Outlook. However, it may be very tedious to set the AutoArchive settings to all Outlook folders one by one. Here, this article will guide you to set the AutoArchive settings for all folders in bulk easily.

Set AutoArchive settings for all folders in Outlook

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To set the AutoArchive settings for all folder of the specified email account in Outlook, please do as follows:

1. In the Mail view, select any folder of the specified email account on the Navigation pane, and click Folder > AutoArchive Settings. See screenshot:

Note: You can also open the AutoArchive dialog box with clicking File > Options > Advanced > AutoArchive Settings.

2. In the popping out Properties dialog box, please check the Archive items in this folder using the default settings option, and click the Default Archive Settings button. See screenshot:

3. In the AutoArchive dialog box, please (1) check the Run AutoArchive every x day’s option, (2) specify the AutoArchive settings as you need, and (3) click the Apply these settings to all folders now button. See screenshot:

4. Click the OK buttons successively to close both dialog boxes.

So far, the AutoArchive settings have been configured for all folders of the specified email account.


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This DOES NOT WORK for any non primary accounts...
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