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Windows 7: I can't find the .ost file in Outlook 2007 on Windows 7


28 Oct 2011   #1

Windows 7
 
 
I can't find the .ost file in Outlook 2007 on Windows 7

I have a very large email stuck in my outbox and cannot delete it. I held down shift and delete on the message and it deleted part of it but not all. It is not allowing me to send any other mail.

I have tried to find by unhiding hidden files and followed this path:

Users/name/Appdata/Roaming/Microsoft/Outlook and the .ost file is not there.

Anyone have any suggestions?

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28 Oct 2011   #2

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Under COntrol Panel, click Folder Options, click View and make sure "Show hidden files, folders or drves" radio box is ticked. Also make sure the Hide protected operating system files (recommended) box is un-ticked.

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And for Outlook 2007 your .pst & ost file should be in C:\Users\username\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Outlook

Good luck.


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28 Oct 2011   #3

Windows 7
 
 

I have tried that but it only comes up with these files:


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File Type: docx ~$reenshot.docx (162 Bytes, 97 views)
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28 Oct 2011   #4

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Sorry but please post a screenshot as I'm not prone to opening documents on-line. Thanks.

A preferred method of posting screenshots - http://www.sevenforums.com/general-d...tml#post852738

Also the file is corrupted. You can tell by the squiggly symbol next the document.

Sorry, and thanks.
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28 Oct 2011   #5

Windows 7
 
 

No problem, how do I do that?
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28 Oct 2011   #6

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Risingorca View Post
No problem, how do I do that?
Did you not read the link I posted?
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28 Oct 2011   #7

Windows 7
 
 

Ok here's the screenshot.


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28 Oct 2011   #8

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Its NOT - C:\Users\username\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Outlook

Its: C:\Users\username\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Outlook

BTW:

- pst file Corrupted - Repair
- Repair Outlook Data Files (.pst and .ost) - Outlook - Office.com
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28 Oct 2011   #9

Windows 7
 
 

Ok, the next one.
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28 Oct 2011   #10

Windows 7
 
 

Here it is.


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