Outlook profile is on wrong drive

Posted on 2013-12-20
Last Modified: 2014-01-08
One of our users has their Outlook profile on the E: drive at their company. That user no longer has access to the E: drive due to change in policy. How would I move their Outlook profile over to the now Z: drive?

Rebuilding his profile did not work. I am thinking there is something in the registry that needs changed, or even something on the server, but I cannot pinpoint it.

Question by:PCLANTECHS
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You can change the OST Path with this regedit

Outlook 2013

Expandable String Value: ForceOSTPath
Value data: full path you want to use

Outlook 2010

Expandable String Value: ForceOSTPath
Value data: full path you want to use

Outlook 2007

Expandable String Value: ForceOSTPath
Value data: full path you want to use

Outlook 2003

Expandable String Value: ForceOSTPath
Value data: full path you want to use

And here you will find a nice tutorial
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You can check this location in the registry:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Windows Messaging Subsystem\Profiles.

You will see a list of profile and click on the one you want and export it.

You can check link for more instructions How to export Outlook profiles from one computer into another

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Neither of these worked. It was a permissions issue.

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The solutions provided did not work.

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