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Outlook OST Path

Posted on 2011-03-23
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The default path for ost changed for a users profile in Outlook 2007 it is not being created in the my pictures folder. How do I reset these settings to got to the default location?
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by:Glen Knight
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I am not sure I undersand the question, the OST has always been stored in the users profile, it's never been stored in My Pictures.
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Click Start then Run then type regedit and press enter
Navigate to HKEY_ CURRENT_USER\Software\ Microsoft\Office\11.0\Outlook
Right click on that Outlook key and select New --> Expandable String Value
Name the new value ForcePSTPath
Double click the ForcePSTPath value and change it to the default path which should be...
%userprofile%\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook

You will need to make this change logged in as the user that is being affected.
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