where can I find the location of .pst file in Microsft outlook

Posted on 2011-05-12
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
I believe I hav couple of .pst files on my Microsoft Outlook

How can I easily find the physical location of the files

Question by:Greens8301
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    by:Alan Hardisty
    They are either in one of two locations, depending on the version of Windows you have:

    C:\documents and settings\profile\local settings\application data\microsoft\outlook

    Vista / Windows 7:

    You will need to have View Hidden Files and Folders enabled to find the complete path as some folders are hidden.

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    Expert Comment

    If you browse to this location, you should find the PSTs:

    %USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook

    (That's assuming they were created in the default location - otherwise you could use Windows search and search for *.pst)
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    Accepted Solution

    - open up your Outlook. from the menu, choose Tools > Account Settings then click on Data Files tab. you will see  your pst files in the list. note of the folder and the filename. then open the folder via windows explorer.
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    Expert Comment

    open Outlook, and select the root folder of the pst in the folder view, then right click, select "properties", then advanced properties, you will see path of the .pst file

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