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Outlook.pst contains all inbox, sent, address book etc?  How come "search" can find the file, but when I go to the location of the file, it is not shown?
C:/Documents and Settings/user/Local Settings/Application Data/Microsoft/Office

I want to keep this file backed up on external hardrive.

If something happens to computer, I should be able to reload Outlook.pst on another machine and all outlook stuff should be there? (overwrite the pst file)
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On one computer that has Outlook (not express), when I do a *.pst search, there is no file, is that possible?  Other machine there is an Outlook.pst file.  Both computers are XP.
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PST files are "hidden" files, so you will need to click on "more advanced options" in SEARCH and make sure the option to search hidden files and folders is checked.

In Windows Explorer, you will need to click TOOLS->FOLDER OPTIONS->VIEW tab and select the option to show hidden files and folders.

Unless you are connecting to an Exchange Server Mailbox it is not possible that no PST File is being used.  Outlook will not open without either a PST file or an Exchange Server Mailbox accessible.
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ok, does the pst file contain inbox, inbox folders, sent items and address book?
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yes
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Thx !!
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