moderated Re: locating OUtlook.pst file
You can press Alt+Enter to bring up the properties and find it there with the Jaws cursor otherwise it depends whether you are you using Windows 7 or Windows 10.
In Windows 7 you have to go into Folder Options and over to the second tab, can’t recall what it is called. Here you find a treeview with a bunch of stuff and among those you can select to show extensions for known file types, show hidden files and folders etc.
In Windows 10 it’s much easier and you can do it on the fly from th eView menu or use the shortcut Alt+V followed by H and F. Pressing it once will show extensions and pressing this key combination again will hide them since the setting is a checkbox called “File Name Extensions”. If you go via the View menu, press Alt+V, down arrow once then use Control+right arrow which quickly takes you to the correct group of controls called “Show/Hide Toolbar”.
From: email@example.com <firstname.lastname@example.org> On Behalf Of kevin meyers
Sent: Wednesday, June 6, 2018 7:14 AM
Subject: Re: locating OUtlook.pst file
How do you see the extension. I think there would be some setting that allows the extension to be showed.
Yes, I am completely on Windows 10. My Outlook data files have an .ost extension.
Is this windows 10?
For me the outlook data file is in AppData/local/Microsoft/Outlook.
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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