PST file recovery

Posted on 2002-07-19
Last Modified: 2010-03-05
Does the exchange server keep a copy of a users pst file even if the user has stored and deleted it from thier Hard Drive?  In other words, I'm looking for a possible backend copy if it exists within the exchange server?
Question by:kworld
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kevala earned 50 total points
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No, when a user creates a PST file and specifies a location of the PST file to be local on their hard drive, Exchange does NOT keep a copy of the PST file on the server.....

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ID: 7165482
I figured as much. Just needed a second opinion.
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depending on which operating system you have the pst file for win9x will be

c:\windows\local settings\application data\microsoft\outlook\*.pst
c:\windows\application data\microsoft\outlook\*.pst

for win2000/xp

c:\documents and settings\[user]\local settings\application data\microsoft\outlook\*.pst
c:\documents and settings\[user]\application data\microsoft\outlook\*.pst

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