Outlook XP .pst Files in WinXP?

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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?

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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 :(
 
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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 :)
 

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mknott said:
oh while i rember.. you need to change the settings to show hidden files and folders or you wont find it :)
What settings?

Where do we change them?

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

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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:
 
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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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