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Windows 7: Outlook PST Data File - Move

Outlook PST Data File - Move

How to Move your Outlook PST Data File to a New Location
Published by tw33k
10 Apr 2010
Default Outlook PST Data File - Move

How to Move your Outlook PST Data File to a New Location

1. To move the location of your pst file/s, Outlook needs to be closed.

2. Locate your pst file.
The defaults locations are:

Outlook 2007

Outlook 2010
"Outlook Files in your "Documents" folder.
3. Cut and paste the pst to it's new location.

4. Restart Outlook.

5. You will be asked for the location of the pst-file. Simply browse to the new location.

Note   Note

ensure you select the same pst-file or you’ll corrupt your mail profile

overwriting a pst could lead to file corruption

storing a pst file on a mapped network drive is not advisable and is unsupported by Microsoft

An excellent tool for sharing a pst between computers is Easy2Sync.

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01 Sep 2010   #1

Win7 HP (x64)/Win7 Ultimate (x64)

Thanks for the work done


My System SpecsSystem Spec
15 Sep 2012   #2

os 7 pro 64bit

This article is incorrect.

I have windows 7 pro 64 bit, and outlook 2010.

The pst files and roamcache, are in fact stored in


In "Outlook Files in your "Documents" folder is just an empty unused pst file.

I use imap and exchange. Im guessing that the Documents directory is only used for the ancient pop3.

I tried moving the pst files from the Appdata location, but outlook simply creates new ones in its place, and then gives errors when you try and open any mail.

I had to delete every account and start again.

I have spent 2 weeks trying to find a way to move outlook data files - it does not seem possible with my version of outlook 2010 at least.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

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