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    Exclamation Outlook 2007 PST files gone after computers left domain

    I removed a few computer from our domain that use Outlook 2007 and now their PST Outlook 2007 files seem to be gone. I look in the user folders under C:\user and am not finding anything. It seems like everything was wiped. Is this possible? Where could they have gone?

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    Outlook files are usually located at C:\Users\YourUsername\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Outl ook
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    Yes Ruirib which is where they where but once I removed the computers from the domain the outlook pst files vanished.

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    Go to:
    Control Panel
    Folder Options
    View Tab
    Uncheck Hide extentions for known file types
    Set show hidden files, folders, and drives

    If you don't find the file in the directory Rui gave you, download and run Everything search and type .pst in the search box. If the file is on your PC, Everything will find it.

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    Is it possible that be removing the computer from the domain, permissions were lost to access the files?

    See here: http://itknowledgeexchange.techtarge...ng-pst-file-2/
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    is it possible that your .pst & .ost files are on the microsoft's exchange server and by removing the computers from the domain that you lost access to the exchange server? having access to the exchange server is how the smart phones gets access to outlook emails.

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    I would follow jwitalka's advice and install "Everything". It will surely tell you if the PST files are missing or in an oddball location. Just in case you don't know, the default names for the PST files are Outlook.pst and Archive.pst. I have even seen them in the Windows folder.

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    I did find the PST files, it seemed that whoever set this up originally put them in strange places. One was on the C drive and others where in seemingly random folders. I kind of panicked when they where not where they where supposed to be and did not search the entire drive just the user folders.

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    Jerry,
    Does Search Everything run on Windows 8? I went to the site and it only goes up to Windows 7. Maybe it's not updated yet?
    Thanks

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    Everything search runs fine in Windows 8.

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    Jerry,
    I just installed it. That is so cool! Why did MS not include a full search like this in Win 8? XP had it. No answer needed, MS has gotten so money grubbing cheap it's unbelievable.
    Thanks again
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    Quote Originally Posted by plumber53 View Post
    Jerry,
    I just installed it. That is so cool! Why did MS not include a full search like this in Win 8? XP had it. No answer needed, MS has gotten so money grubbing cheap it's unbelievable.
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    Windows 8.1 will feature a global search, just as it was available in all previous OSes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ruirib View Post
    Windows 8.1 will feature a global search, just as it was available in all previous OSes.
    By default it still won't find as much as Everything search. Everything will search all files and folders by default and will include hidden and OS files. With windows search, you only get the files that are indexed. What it doesn't find that Windows search will find is content within a file.

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