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How to change location of .PST files

Jason210 asked
Last Modified: 2010-04-08
I'm using Office 2000, (Outlook version

I want to move my .pst files out of my profile and into a "common area" on C, so that I can access them from different accounts.

I am logged in as the administrator, but the I can't find where you can change the location of the .pst files. The services tab is missing, and I thought that this tab was the place to be to make the necessary change.

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The services tab is missing from my Outlook settings dialogue.

The control panel mail icon only gives access to mail accounts, not services.

Slink9, I'm using a pop server not exchange.

Brian MulderFreelance
Top Expert 2006

what about
-first rightclick on the personal folder in outlook
-choose close folder
-then move your folder to another location on disk
-and choose file | open | pst

Have you tried the slipstick link posted.  It would seem to accomplish this quite easily.
My link made no reference to ES.  As a matter of fact, I believe you can have a mailbox open in many places at the same time using ES.  I know you can't have it open in more than one if it is a PST, though.
Brian MulderFreelance
Top Expert 2006

....from that link these 3 should work indeed....
-Use File | Exit (Exit and Log Off in Outlook 97 or Outlook 98/2000 in Corporate/Workgroup mode) to quit Outlook.
-Move the file to the new location. (You can also use this technique to rename the file.)
-Restart Outlook. When you're prompted for the location of the now-missing PST file, point to the file in its new location.

[some defocus here]


Thanks. Got it fixed!

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