Opening Your Outlook Archive

how to open your archive folder in outlook


This is a guide for housing staff when they want to open their Outlook archives

  1. Open Outlook>File>Open & Export and select Open Outlook Data File


    This should open to a file explorer, but this is not the correct location. You must Copy and paste

    \\\archives into the file path bar of Explorer and hit Enter. Select the correct folder (This should be the user’s NetID).


  2. Select the correct archive, select Open.

  3. The Archive will open in Outlook. It will be accessible at the end of user’s mailboxes list.


  4. General Archive Info:

The archive is only accessible in Outlook from a hosing workstation. The archive will not be available from a user’s IPad/iPhone or the Outlook Web App. (

When using Outlook and the archive is open searching in Outlook will search the archive.

Keywords:Opening Outlook Archive email   Doc ID:44665
Owner:Rebecca S.Group:UW Housing
Created:2014-11-03 09:05 CSTUpdated:2019-07-23 06:41 CST
Sites:UW Housing
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