moderated Re: locating OUtlook.pst file
I use exchange for my business and exchange active sync, i.e. Outlook.com for my personal email. My outlook files are my email address with a .OST extension.
From: email@example.com <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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?
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.
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 Outlook.com 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.
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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