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Two days ago almost all of the messages in my Microsoft Outlook sent folder disappeared. I say "almost all" because only the messages from the past 2 weeks remain.

This led me to believe that they must have been "auto archived," but I can't find an archive file that contains my messages. I've checked the folder where Outlook says it archives messages, but there's not much there.

I've changed my settings to prevent Outlook from auto-archiving my messages in the future, but still need the ones that have disappeared.

Can anybody help me find my missing messages?

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Are you using Exchange or some other form of mail? What version of Outlook? What OS? – jmreicha Oct 11 '12 at 21:04
Perhaps you just need to close a search or clear a filter on that folder – niton Oct 16 '12 at 3:15

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