Outlook PST File Location Windows 10 – Find the .pst file – change its name & location – point outlook to your new personal folders file
- 1 Outlook PST File Location Windows 10 – Name & Location
- 2 Outlook PST File Location Windows 10 – Change Name
- 3 Outlook PST File Location Windows 10 – Change Location
- 4 If you can’t find any of the folders
Outlook PST File Location Windows 10 – Name & Location
Find tour .pst file in five steps:
- In Outlook 2010, click the File tab in the Ribbon, and then click the Info tab on the menu.
- Click Account Settings, and then click Account Settings again
- Click DataFiles.
- Note the path and file name of your .pst file
- Click Add and then Click on the Outlook Data File (.pst) in you want to open it
If the path is, for example, C:\User\personalmail.pst, it means that the name of the .pst is personalmail, and you can find it in the user folder on your drive C
Outlook PST File Location Windows 10 – Change Name
If you want to change the name of your .pst file:
- On the File tab, click Account Settings > Account Settings.
- On the Data Files tab, click the Outlook Data File (.pst) file > Settings.
- In the Name box, enter a descriptive name for the Outlook Data File (.pst)
Outlook PST File Location Windows 10 – Change Location
Learn how to change the location of your personal folders file and how to point outlook to the new location:
How to copy your personal folders file to another location?
- Start menu > point to Programs > click Windows Explorer.
- Browse to the location of your .pst file.
- Copy your .pst file to the location of your choice
How to Point Outlook to your new personal folders file?
- Open Outlook 2010.
- Click File tab (Ribbon) and Click the Info tab on the menu.
- Click the Accounts Settings tab, and then click Account Settings again.
- On the Data Files tab, click Add.
- Under Save as type, select Outlook Data File (*.pst).
- Find the new location for your .pst file, and then click OK.
- Select the .pst file, and then click Set as Default.
- If this is your default e-mail delivery location, you will receive a confirmation message
- Click OK.
- Click the .pst file that was identified in 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.
- Then click Yes, click Close, and then click OK to close all dialog boxes.
- On the File menu, click Exit.
- Restart Outlook.
If you can’t find any of the folders
Try to display hidden folders in Windows, these are the steps
- Start Button > Control Panel
- Open Folder Options
- On the View tab under Hidden files and folders, select Show hidden files and folders.