Outlook 2007 relocate stored files

  johnem 13:59 25 Sep 2009

Is is possible to store the E-mail and contact folders in a different location, ie "My Documents", as I have an auto backup routine in place and it would make sense to be able to back up the folders and contacts without having to occassional export the files to a different location. Running XP Pro SP3.

  I am Spartacus 14:18 25 Sep 2009

There's probably an easier way to do it but this is what I do.

Search for outlook.pst (it's a hidden file so change your search settings) and move it to the new location where you want to store it e.g. from Documents and Settings to say Data/Outlook. Ensure the original is no longer in the original folder.

When you next open Outlook you'll get an error message that the file can't be found so navigate to the new location and open it up.

  I am Spartacus 14:19 25 Sep 2009

P.S. Make sure you have a backup before you do this just in case.

  johnem 20:21 25 Sep 2009

Thank you for the help. All sorted

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