# Outlook – outlook Auto-Archive settings stored

autoarchivemicrosoft-outlook-2010

I'm trying to document the process for setting up a new workstation, and part of that is setting auto-archive up for Outlook. I'd like to know where the Auto-Archive settings are stored in order to tell if a user switching to a new workstation will have previous settings restored just by migrating their PST or OST files.

My understanding is that different Outlook settings are stored in different places. The 2 aforementioned files, the user's AppData folder, and possibly other places.

I'm using Outlook 2010 (v14)

Most of the auto archive settings for a profile will be found in the registry key HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Windows Messaging Subsystem\Profiles\<PROFILE>\0a0d020000000000c000000000000046, where <PROFILE> is the profile name. The values in this key are undocumented, so you’ll have to do your own investigation as to what they do (an easy way of doing this is to change your auto archive settings, and see what has changed in the registry).