August 7, 2017

How to Find where your Outlook Data files are located.

All your Microsoft Outlook Items are stored in one single file called Personal Folder Files (.PST) this is the data file you needed if you're going to backup or to transfer your outlook messages, calendar, and task to another computer.

Depending on your OS outlook set its default location to C:\Users\user\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Outlook, App data folder is mostly hidden, so you need to unhide that folder to see your outlook data file.

Outlook data file can also be set to any location you like. For me, I always set my PST file in my documents folder. And in case I need to transfer my files to another computer I can easily transfer my pst file together with my other documents.

To find Outlook Personal Folders file.

  1. Open your outlook
  2. Go to Tools > Account Settings
  3. Click on Data file Tab, below you can see the location of your PST file. Expand to see the full path.
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