To open a data file containing your archive items, follow these steps:
1. Choose File --> Open --> Outlook Data File.
The Open Outlook Data File dialog box appears.
2. Type the name of the file you want to open in the File Name box.
(or double click on the folder to open it.)
The name you enter appears in the File Name box.
3. Click OK.
The name of the data file you opened appears in the Folder Banner On Outlook
in large letters. Your Folder List also appears, showing two sets of folders: Normal and Archive.
More info available here at Outlook for Dummies
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or here at Kellogg Information Systems
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