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Windows 7: Outlook 2007 - Can not change .Pst location nor add a new one


14 Apr 2013   #1

Windows 7 Professional 64Bit
 
 
Outlook 2007 - Can not change .Pst location nor add a new one

I can not seem to add or point to a new location for my Outlook.Pst file. I go to "Account Setting" then click on "Change Folder", then click "New Outlook Data File", then click "Okay" at next dialog & nothing happens. Nata, zip!! I do not get an Explorer window where I'm able to browse & choose another .Pst file. If I try using the "Data Files" tab & go through the same process & I get the same results. There are no error messages from Outlook. It just doesn't do anything. I've also tried going through the "File" menu & selecting "Open" Then "Outlook Data File". I don't even get any dialogs there. It's as if I've clicked on a do nothing button. I've uninstalled Office completely & then reinstalled it,,, same results. I've also tried running the Repair process on Office & still the same results. I've compared the reg key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Office with the same keys on a machine that Outlook is working on & all the keys & data values look the same.

See the attached screen shot to help explain further. Anyone have any ideas?

Thanks & have a great day,
Jim




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15 Apr 2013   #2

Windows 8.1 Pro + Windows 10
 
 

jimdot, follow these steps, you would copy it to the new location first, then point outlook there.

Locate, move, or backup .pst

To create a new pst use this recipe
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15 Apr 2013   #3

Windows 7 Professional 64Bit
 
 

I've tried all the things suggested in the links you provided & then some. Take another look at the screen shot & follow the numbered steps. At step 3 after clicking "Okay" I am never presented an explorer window where I can browse & point to the Outlook.Pst I want to use.
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15 Apr 2013   #4

Windows 8.1 Pro + Windows 10
 
 

After copying the pst, close outlook, then

Microsoft Office Outlook 2003 and Microsoft Office Outlook 2007
Open Outlook.
On the Tools menu, click Options.
On the Mail Setup tab, click the E-mail accounts button, even if you do not have an email account specified.
On the Data Files tab, click Add.
Click Office Outlook Personal Folders File (.pst), and then click OK.
Find the new location for your .pst file, and then click OK two times.
Click Set as Default.
If this is your default e-mail delivery location, you will receive the following message:

You have changed the default deliver location for your e-mail. This will change the location of your Inbox, Calendar, and other folders. These changes will take effect the next time you start Outlook.

Click OK.
Click the .pst file that was identified in step 4 of the "How to identify the name and location of your personal folder file" section, and then click Remove to remove the local .pst file from your profile.
Click Yes, click Close, and then click OK to close all dialog boxes.
On the File menu, click Exit.
Restart Outlook.


Did you follow this step by step and restart outlook again


I'm confused as you marked the thread solved.
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15 Apr 2013   #5

Windows 7 Professional 64Bit
 
 

Dude thanks again, but I've already tried that also. I still get the exact same behavior/results as I described above & in the screen shot. I can not add a new .Pst by way of useing the Data Files tab either.
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15 Apr 2013   #6

Windows 8.1 Pro + Windows 10
 
 

Sorry to hear that. Im using my phone now so doing some research is a no go right now. I will take aa look again when I get on my pc
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15 Apr 2013   #7

Windows 7 Professional 64Bit
 
 

Thanks, Dude. I gotta leave my macine until latter on also. Ya know the real meat of this issue is that through any of these process to resolve the problem is that I am never presented with a windows explorer window so that I can browse & point/select the .Pst file if want to use.
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15 Apr 2013   #8

Windows 8.1 Pro + Windows 10
 
 

Okay when you get back try disabling offline use then re-enable it and see if you can browse to new location
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15 Apr 2013   #9

Windows 7 Professional 64Bit
 
 

Where do I disable offline use? thats a new one on me
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15 Apr 2013   #10

Windows 8.1 Pro + Windows 10
 
 

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