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Search does not find outlook.pst

Hi,
Search does not find outlook.pst in C:Documents and Settings\Administrator\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook\\Outlook.pst.  I can see the file on the pathe above, but search does not.  Search does'nt even see an Outlook folder in C drive.  Changed folder to see hidden files.  Please advise.

Thanks,
Joe
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jstaron
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jstaron
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war1Commented:
Greetings jstaron !

You need to select hidden files when you do Windows search.

From past experience, sometimes Windows search does not fine a file.  So I give a path to the file.

But you are able to fiind PST file and do what you want with it.


Best wishes, war1
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JstncaseCommented:
Some of the few reasons I like DOS still better than windows. Try dropping to a Dos shell and from a C:\ prompt try

dir /a/s/p *.pst or dir /a/s/p *.ost
That will search all files and directories on the current drive for .PST or .OST and will pause with more than a page of results. It doesn't rely on Windows Caching either so usually does better results for me.
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peakpeakCommented:
Directory here:
"C:\Documents and Settings\<user>\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook"
Folder Local Settings is hidden so you need to enable to see hidden files and folders
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peakpeakCommented:
Oops, sorry, please disregard my previous post
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jstaronAuthor Commented:
If you read the info shown during "search" you will see that search does not show hidden files [even if show hidden files is selected under view] in system folders.

So I answered my own question, but can't give myself 500 points.

Thanks for your suggestions!
Joe
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war1Commented:
Joe,

Windows Search does show hidden files.  I have found hidden files.  But sometimes misses some.
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