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Windows 7: Can MS Office Outlook 2010 use shared folders ?

30 Aug 2015   #1

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64 +Linux_VMs +Chromium_VM
Can MS Office Outlook 2010 use shared folders ?

I would like to be able to use the same folders and email account setup for all Windows User Accounts.
I have multiple Windows accounts: MS Admin Account, Local Admin Account, Local Limited User Account, etc.
I have multiple Email accounts: Hotmail,, Gmail, AIM, and Bellsouth (at&t).
I prefer to use IMAP email accounts.

I would like to be able to login to Windows with any account, and when i open Office Outlook it will use the same Office Outlook Email Accounts, folders, and setup.

I'm a home user, this is not for a business/enterprise.
I have dual boot Win 7 Pro x64, Win 10 Pro x64, and MS Office Pro 2010 on both OS's.
I don't have a NAS, "always on server", etc.

When i setup an IMAP email account it creates a .pst file in the specific User folder such as

Can i have it use the same folder for all Windows accounts, such as
D:\Email\All Users\Outlook
C:\Users\All Users\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Outlook

From what I've been reading, I don't know how to do this, or if it's possible ?
Can I setup an Exchange Server, multiple Profiles, etc. ?

If I can have Office Outlook prompt for a User Account/PW when i open Outlook, that would be fine for me.

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30 Aug 2015   #2

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit

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30 Aug 2015   #3

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64 +Linux_VMs +Chromium_VM

Thanks Mike,

I don't get the options shown in that article, probably because I don't have an Exchange server.
I think I found a solution that will work for I want.
I start Outlook with runas and use the same Windows account for Outlook, even when I'm logged into Windows as a different user.
So far this approach looks like it works well in Win 7, I'll have to test it in Win 10.
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31 Aug 2015   #4

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64 +Linux_VMs +Chromium_VM

For what I've tested so far, using runas works in Win 10 (and Win 7) for me.
Thread solved.
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