Where is the location of the Outlook cache file (Exchange)

Posted on 2012-09-14
Last Modified: 2012-09-14

I use Outlook 2010 / Exchange. I tried to use Outlook in cached mode, but it takes up to much space, so I unchecked Outlook cache, but the cache file is not removed, the harddisk space is still taken. How can I remove the local cache?
Question by:ElisysAutomatisering
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    Should be located in C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Outlook\ by default.
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    the cache is stored as a .ost file - just do a search for it.
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    by:Manpreet SIngh Khatra
    If its XP then it will be on somewhat
    C:\ Documents and Settings\ username\ Local Settings\ Application Data\ Microsoft\ Outlook\

    If its Vista or Win7 then it could be

    C:\ Users\ username\ AppData\ Local\ Microsoft\ Outlook\

    Or simply you can do a Search for *.ost on the C:\ drive and get how many are there and what size :)

    - Rancy

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    Correct, and I found the OST file of 10GB. Removed it and all is fine, thankx

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