Outlook 2010 Bug: Moving items from Inbox to Archive Folders


  • Intermittently, when I attempt to move a group of emails (ranging from 3-4 to 20-25 emails) by highlighting them in the Inbox and dragging them to an archive folder in my folder list, I am either prompted with a warning that 'creating a new item from the selected items may take a while. Proceed?' or, Outlook composes a new email with the selected emails as a single thread.

    Is this a known bug that is being/has been addressed?  A workaround is to move each item individually, but that is not practical when moving 25-30 items.



    Tuesday, March 01, 2011 3:04 PM

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  • Hi,



    It's trying to make a single item out of the contents of the group.  Don't select the group name.  Expand the group and select only the items. 

    The selection can span groupings, provided you start the selection on an item and not a group name.





    Thursday, March 03, 2011 2:09 AM
  • Harry,

    Thanks for your prompt response.  I am selecting individual items, not a group of items when attempting to move them to an archive folder.



    Thursday, March 03, 2011 2:39 PM