Suddenly MS Outlook would not open - file missing

  wee eddie 15:07 03 Jan 2019

No Panic, I had a backup on the NAS Drive and a separate Backup taken on the 1st of the month.

I decided to start looking. The .* file (I shan't mention it's name for fear of being overcome by Spammers) usually lives in My Documents, I'm Windows 10, and I could see that it was empty before I even opened it.

So, try Search, and that told me that the file was around but I couldn't get it to tell me where it was, which surprised me. No panic, it lengthened the search but, what's a little time when you're recovering from a cold.

I found an identical Folder in My Computer and transferred it. Problem solved

The Question: Anyone care to take a guess as to why, or how, this happened?

  qwbos 18:52 03 Jan 2019

The Outlook Files folder in Documents on my desktops are both empty. My Outlook files are at C:\ Users\”computername”\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Outlook\”accountdatafile” which I'm pretty sure is the default location, as I can't remember specifying anything other than default when I did the clean installations.

Easy way to find where they are from Outlook, File> Account Settings> Account Settings>Data Files shows the file location.

Can you have changed the default location without knowing it when under the influence of a cold remedy?

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