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OPENING AN OUTLOOK FOLDER THAT IS ON A DIIFERRENT DRIVE

The motherboard on my desktop has crashed.
The desktop drive is however fine.
I am now using my laptop
I NEED to read files in the outlook folder on my desktop drive - they are different from those on my laptop.
I have installed the desktop drive to my laptop via an external drive box
I can access the desktop drive.
MY PROBLEM - I DO NOT KNOW HOW TO ACCESS THE OUTLOOK FOLDER ON THE DESKTOP DRIVE WHILE STILL BEING ABLE TO USE THE LAPTOP OUTLOOK FOLDER.
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Inkie

8/22/2022 - Mon
fishcake999

In Outlook, if you click on File > Open > Outlook Data File and browse to the location of your data file. The default location is here:

C:\Documents and Settings\username\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook

...but obviously you will need to change the C:\ for the drive that you have attached to your laptop.

Lee.
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Inkie

Dear Lee
Thanks for the prompt reply.
I have tried it and have located the correct file/directory.
However when I want to set it as the folder to open I get the message that "access is denied because I do not have the necessary permission.
I was in fact the administrator on the desktop and I know my password
But I do not know where to intall it
Thanks,
Inkie
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fishcake999

Also, make sure you choose File > Open > Outlook Data File  and not Open > Other Users Folder   or  File > Data File Management.

Lee.
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Inkie

Lee,
My undying gratitude - you have saved my life - thank you so much
Kindest regards,
Inkie