Moderated Re: locating OUtlook.pst file

Sieghard Weitzel <sieghard@...>

I use exchange for my business and exchange active sync, i.e. for my personal email. My outlook files are my email address with a .OST extension.



From: <> On Behalf Of kevin meyers
Sent: Monday, June 4, 2018 12:02 PM
Subject: Re: locating OUtlook.pst file


Is the folder actually called outlook files?


From: <> On Behalf Of Alan Robbins
Sent: Monday, June 4, 2018 6:15 AM
Subject: Re: locating OUtlook.pst file




Great info, never knew they changed the file extension from .pst to.ost.

Also, for those using POP3 accounts the default location is under ones documents folder in a folder called outlook.




From: <> On Behalf Of Sieghard Weitzel
Sent: Monday, June 4, 2018 12:06 AM
Subject: Re: locating OUtlook.pst file


Is this Outlook 2016? If I go to File > Account Settings and then to the data file tab all my accounts are listed including the full path to the data file.

In Outlook 2016, however, they have an “OST” extension.

Also, and this is the beauty if you use IMAP or set up an account with exchange active sync, there really is no need to back up these files. If I get a new computer or for some reason want to set up my accounts from scratch I just delete the accounts and then re-create them and all my mail, contacts and so on will sync back down from the servers and my local copy of the data file is created new.





From: <> On Behalf Of Richard Turner
Sent: Sunday, June 3, 2018 6:26 PM
Subject: Re: locating OUtlook.pst file



Yes. Do windows-r and type c colon backslash. (I used the words rather than the punctuation marks there.

Then do Contrrol-e for search and type outlook.pst and hit enter.

It will likely take a while, but you should find it.

It is usually buried under your user, appdata folder.




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On Jun 3, 2018, at 5:31 PM, kevin meyers <kman2020@...> wrote:

Hello, I want to back up my outlook.pst file. I couldn’t find it going through control panel and then mail. I can find the main folder. Yet there is no outlook.pst file. Is there some other way I should use to locate the file and copy it?

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