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Cannot Locate Archive.pst in Outlook 2010

I setup a new workstation (in a domain environment/SBS 2011 STND) and successfully opened and moved all of the user's OLD email to the NEW exchange inbox.  I also opened up an archive.pst (from the old outlook 2003/SBS 2003) computer and left it opened.  All was fine for about 5 months.  But had to recently switch out the hard drive and rebuild the OS and reinstall apps.  So far all is well with the new rebuilt pc, but I'm not able to locate the arcive.pst.  I took the OLD HDD and placed inside of another pc to browse the folders/files.  But I cannot locate the archive.pst?  Would Outlook 2010/Exchange2010 have renamed the file or file extension?  Any ideas on how to locate the archive.pst file?  I’m not certain 100%, but do recall coping and pasting the Archive.pst into the user’s folder location on the new workstation 5 months back.
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Mark Marquez
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athomsfereCommented:
It should still have a .pst extension... did you do a windows search of the drive for *.pst?
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xoom_xoomCommented:
When you rebuild the OS did you format the disk ? normally the archive.pst resides in your profle folder. If you never backup this folder and format the disk, then it will be gone..
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Rob WilliamsCommented:
Look under File | Options | Advanced | AutioArchive Settings | "move old items to"  This will show the path to the file
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Rob WilliamsCommented:
Sorry my comment may not apply. I missed you swapped drives. If doing a search make sure you search "hidden files and folders". The default locations in XP and newer O/S's are both hidden.
XP= docs & settings \ user \ local settings \ application data \ microsoft \ outlook
Vista & Win7 = users \ user \app data \ local \ Microsoft \ Outlook
If redirected folders are enabled it could be on a server share.
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Mark MarquezAuthor Commented:

A search revels nothing.  Is there another way to search then besides the Windows Orb and typing in Archive.pst?

xoom_xoom,  
No, I did not reformat existing drive; I used a separate drive to rebuild the computer.  I have the original HDD and placed in my computer as a secondary drive and am not able to locate the archive.pst?
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Mark MarquezAuthor Commented:
Thanks RobWill,

Just saw your comment, it looks like redirected folders was enabled on the server at the time.  I'll check the server.  Would it be the USERS folder on the server?

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Kris MontgomeryCommented:
Outlook 2007/2010 puts the archive in the C:\Users\PROFILENAME\Outlook Files folder.

Previous versions creates the archive.pst in C:\Users\PROFILENAME\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook folder.

Check those folders and if you still cannot find it, you may be able to use RobWill's suggestion to find where the emails were originally backed up to. You can also search the computer, however you will want to go to Control Panel >> Indexing Options to ensure the C:\ drive is indexed.  There is a posibility that the archive.pst is in a non-standard location.

Good luck.
mug

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Rob WilliamsCommented:
The default location with SBS 2008/2011 would be:
\\SBSname\RedirectedFolders\UserName\My Documents\Outlook Files\archive.pst
Keeping in mind with default SBS permissions that as an admin you cannot access that file location. The user can from their workstation.
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Mark MarquezAuthor Commented:
I logged in under the approrpiate user and drilled to the \SBSname\RedirectedFolders\UserName\My Documents.  There was no Outlook Files folder.
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