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    Where are the PST files in Vista? (2003/Vista)

    Using Office 2003 on a Vista Home Premium machine. Where are the PST files located?

    On a XP machine they are at
    Cocuments and SettingsDavid C AbernathyLocal SettingsApplication DataMicrosoftOutlook
    But on a Vista machine we have
    C:Users"UserName"Local Settings <font color=blue>This folder is a hidden system folder that even a "Admin" user can not open.</font color=blue>

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    Re: Where are the PST files in Vista? (2003/Vista)

    Select File | Data File Management in Outlook. You'll see the .pst files that you use (usually a Personal Folders file and an Archive file). You can widen the columns in the list to see the entire path/filename.
    There's a button to open the folder, but I don't know if that will work in Vista.

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    Re: Where are the PST files in Vista? (2003/Vista)

    Found it at C:Users"UserName"AppDataLocalMicrosoftOutlook

    Thanks Hans, we were both posting at the same time.

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    Re: Where are the PST files in Vista? (2003/Vista)

    The problem was that Outlook would NOT completely open. We would get the circle going crazy for a long time and not display any messages. So I am no running a scanpst and needed to find the location of the files.

    Again, thanks for your help.

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    Re: Where are the PST files in Vista? (2003/Vista)

    Glad you found them.

    Just FYI, the Mail control panel also has a "Data Files" button.
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    Re: Where are the PST files in Vista? (2003/Vista)

    Perhaps Outlook is confused about the mail accounts - try the Mail control panel (see my previous reply), you can open this without opening Outlook.
    If all else fails, you can create a new e-mail profile there (click Show Profiles).

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    Re: Where are the PST files in Vista? (2003/Vista)

    This time I think I solved the problem.
    The Exchange screen was the "AVAST add in" since we are running Avast AV.

    A reboot seems to solved the problem.

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    Re: Where are the PST files in Vista? (2003/Vista)

    If you are running POP/SMPT message services, and not Exchange, disable the Exchange service in Avast, and (as I think you have already done) disable the corresponding Outlook add-in.
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    Re: Where are the PST files in Vista? (2003/Vista)

    We were using Avast until F-Protect was approved for Vista use. Now that it is, we are using F-protect and we do NOT see the Exchange message.

    I just found out that F-protect was approved for Vista, it is a very GOOD AV program and is lite in running in the background. That is ALL it is, a AV program and nothing else.

    When setting up and new machine, one has to go check for all these up dated programs, one finds a lot that have been. Now I need to updated our other 2 Vista machines.

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    Re: Where are the PST files in Vista? (2003/Vista)

    Then scan did not solve our problem.
    When we fire up Outlook we get a flash screen about some "Exchange" and then just sets there and spins its little circle.

    We get the information when closing Outlook as in the title bat "Not responding"

    Description:
    A problem caused this program to stop interacting with Windows.

    Problem signature:
    Problem Event Name: AppHangB1
    Application Name: OUTLOOK.EXE
    Application Version: 11.0.8217.0
    Application Timestamp: 480f95d9
    Hang Signature: 65c7
    Hang Type: 0
    OS Version: 6.0.6001.2.1.0.768.3
    Locale ID: 1033
    Additional Hang Signature 1: e474db3df9d77a3d7dbd06fdcdae6f8a
    Additional Hang Signature 2: 64b5
    Additional Hang Signature 3: 8da2d7b0d8b0e30bfe6a343943ce8c81
    Additional Hang Signature 4: 65c7
    Additional Hang Signature 5: e474db3df9d77a3d7dbd06fdcdae6f8a
    Additional Hang Signature 6: 64b5
    Additional Hang Signature 7: 8da2d7b0d8b0e30bfe6a343943ce8c81

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