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Outlook XP .pst Files in WinXP?

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  1. Wet Chicken

    Wet Chicken Thread Starter

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    We just upgraded from Win ME to Windows XP Pro. We tried to install Outlook XP but we can't locate where the .pst files are kept. We tried to do a search but nothing showed up. Could someone please tell us where they moved this folder to?

    Thanks ;)
     
  2. mknott

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    hi,

    if you have done a search and found nothing then the chances are that it has been deleted unfortunatly.

    normail the file resides in c:\documents and settings\"username"\local settings\microsoft\outlook

    i might be slightly out on that as i only got NT4 here at work :(
     
  3. mknott

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    oh while i rember.. you need to change the settings to show hidden files and folders or you wont find it :)
     
  4. Wet Chicken

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    What settings?

    Where do we change them?

    Thanks..
     
  5. kiwiguy

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    Start- search - more advanced options - tick Search system folders, Hidden files and folders, subfolders.
     
  6. Bob Cerelli

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    One thing I like to do is keep the PST file in either My Documents or another folder that is a bit easier to locate. This is pretty easy to do with any version of Outlook. Also makes it easy to backup since you know where it is.
     
  7. Wet Chicken

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    Will it effect how Outlook works if we move the file to another partition like D or E, instead of C?

    Where do we change the files location at? :confused:
     
  8. Bob Cerelli

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    Outlook PST data files can be anywhere you want, another drive, another partition, network drive etc.

    See http://www.onecomputerguy.com/app_info/outlook_xp.htm for how to configure OutlookXP/2003.

    There is a section towards the bottom to change the location of your PST file.
     
  9. Wet Chicken

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    Thank you Bob (y)
     
  10. Bob Cerelli

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    Actually all versions of Outlook since Outlook98 will allow you to put the PST file in any location.

    I like doing this since it is so much easier to remember something like c:\email\my.pst than the long string of directories you normally would need to deal with.
     
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