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{SOLVED} Outlook 98: Default file / Backup

Discussion in 'Business Applications' started by jrp, Sep 26, 2001.

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  1. jrp

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    Is it possible to designate the location of the Outlook (98) default data file (e-mail, contacts, etc.). It appears to be automatically set to Windows/Application Data/Microsoft/Outlook. I'd like to have the file in "My Documents." Thanks.
     
  2. Anne Troy

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    jrp:

    What's the point in having it in My Documents? You can't open it with anything else. Perhaps creating a shortcut to it in your My Documents folder will do?

    Let me know. I can't find any REAL way to do this at home, but I haven't checked the registry yet either.

    If you really want to move it, I can check that out.
     
  3. Anne Troy

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    Tested it.

    Just MOVE the file to My Documents. When you open Outlook, it'll say, "HEY! I can't find it! Where is it!" and you tell it where it is.

    Least, that's the way it worked here at home with Outlook 2000. Outlook 98 and 2K are very similar, so I suspect it'll work for you too.
     
  4. tomlunt

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    Dreamboat -

    I can't speak for jrp, but one good reason to move it is to make backups easier - assuming you backup your documents more frequently than the entire hard drive. Just a thought ...

    Tommy
     
  5. Anne Troy

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    Ah, yes. There is that. I forget about that because I don't back up my home stuff--nothing important enuf, LOL.
     
  6. jrp

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    You are exactly correct, this makes my back-up process simpler. Thank you, it worked fine.
     
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