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How to move items older than n days/weeks/months in Outlook?

Author: Sun Last Modified: 2020-08-19

In Outlook, if you have multiple accounts, maybe thousands of Outlook items will occupy the space. In this case, you can set to move the older items to release the Outlook space by using AutoArchive.

Move outlook items older than n days/weeks/months

Move outlook items older than n days/weeks/months

1. Enable Outlook, click File > Options, in the Outlook Options dialog, click Advanced in left pane, then click AutoArchive Settings in right section.

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2. In the AutoArchive dialog, check Run AutoArchive every 14 days checkbox, you can change 14 to other numbers as you need. Then go to Clean out items older than drop down list, choose Months, Weeks or Days as you need, and type the number in the box.
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3. Click OK > OK to close dialogs.

If you just want to move items in one folder, you can right click at the folder, select Properties from the context menu.
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In the Properties dialog, under AutoArchive tab, check Archive this folder using these settings, then you can change the number and criteria in Clean out items older than section.
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What if you can't use .pst files for autoarchiving and you simply want to automate the process of moving emails older than a certain date to another Inbox folder? How do you auto archive/move emails to an Outlook Inbox folder (named 'Archive'), and not to a .pst file?
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I am also interested in knowing how to do that. I use multiple computers and I cannot use pst files as I would end up with messages in different computers but not in all. I just want to move my messages to a Server folder.
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