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Change the Default File Location

I am using Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2010.  When I am in Outlook and I go to open another PST file, it defaults to:
C:\Users\coreybryant\Documents\Outlook Files

However, all my PST files are in C:\Users\coreybryant\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Outlook - is there a way to change this location?  And if so, how?  

Thank you!

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8/22/2022 - Mon
Ess Kay


I looked at the three links.  The first one basically just told me how to find what path is being used.
The second link was not really for Outlook 2010, but it was similar to the third link - so I tried that.  I am assuming that I should see a key named ForcePSTPath - but I did not.  I did a search of the registry and ForcePSTPath was not found.  I chose keys, value, and data but it was not found.

I don't know if I am supposed to add ForcePSTPath or not.  

I got as far as HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\14.0\Outlook

I took a look at your two links that you suggested.  
The first link seemed to only reference Microsoft Word and Excel, not Outlook.  The second link you suggested, I could not find any information re: the question - can you provide the exact link so it would be easier for me to find it?
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Ess Kay

sorry, i thought it would be the same

ok here is another way

Open Registry Editor (regedit), browse to HKEY_CURRENT USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\14.0\Outlook\Options
Right click an empty spot on the right pane
Choose New > String Value
Rename the String Value you created to DefaultPath
Double click DefaultPath
Fill in new value data typing the full path of the new default Save As location

Restart Outlook, should work now.

Ess Kay

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Msg - 38009373 - I did that as well, that seemed to only reflect attachments.

Msg - 38009380 - that worked!  It seems that ForcePSTPath has to be added.  I was afraid of adding that key but I figured I could easily delete it if necessary.   I went back into Outlook and tried to open a PST.   It directed me to the location needed.  

In the past, I would have to go to File - Info - Account Settings and the go to the Data Files tab.  I would have to open that file location so I could copy it.  And then back to File - Open and paste that path.