Best Practices for Using Microsoft Outlook from a Sales Perspective

How to Rename Your Archive Folders

Right click on Archive Folders in your Outlook folder list and then select “Properties for Archive Folders” from the pop up menu.  The Properties window will open – click the Advanced button on the bottom right hand portion of the General tab (see thumbnail) and the Personal Folders window will open.  IN the Name box on the Personal Folders window, type the desired name for the archive folders – in the thumbnail example “Q4 2007 Archive Folders” is used.

Renaming Archive Folders

Click the OK button both on the Personal Folders window and the Archive Folder Properties window.  The name of the Archive Folders in the Outlook folder list should now be the new name you typed.

This post was written by MistyKhan and published on October 29, 2007 in the following categories: Archiving, How-To's. You can leave trackbacks on this post at this address. To follow the comments on this post subscribe to the RSS feed.


It seems if you had any Archive Rules set up previous to this action, the rename gets undone upon your next autoarchive. Sorry.

Seems like I’ve run into this before so I will investigate in my notes and see if I can find the resolution. Thanks for your comment! Misty

  • Anonymous
  • 16:56
  • May 8, 2008
  • 1.


This is a very helpful post in order to rename you archive files,

Keep up the good work,

Thanks for writing, most people don’t bother.

Thank you for your very kind feedback!


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