Archive Assistant

The Archive Assistant enables users to manually archive emails, calendar items and files (such as documents or images) from Microsoft Outlook®. The Archive Assistant can be installed via Active DirectoryA technology that provides a variety of network services, including LDAP-like directory services.® Group Policy ObjectsAn Active Directory centralized management and configuration system that controls what users can and cannot do on a computer network. (GPOGroup Policy Objects) or via manual install.

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The Archive Assistant is a plug-in installed in Microsoft Outlook® to enable users to manually archive email messages and calendar items from Microsoft Outlook client into GFI Archiver. By default, items stored in GFI Archiver are organized in an identical folder structure to that in the user’s mailbox in Microsoft Outlook.


Manual Archiving must be enabled in GFI Archiver for Archive Assistant to work.


Archive Assistant can be installed in Microsoft Outlook® 2007, 2010, 2013 and 2016.


Emails or calendar items archived through the Archive Assistant get archived irrespective of any rules set in Rules-based Archiving.