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    Changed the name of the IMAP datafile

    I copied / backed up my IMAP datafile - the file with the addresses, calendar etc. - then renamed and re-organized the placement. Now Outlook cannot find the pst file with the addresses. I cannot recall how to set the folder for that. I set the default data file, but where / how do I connect the e-mail addresses so that they show up when I press the "To" button?

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    Did you try renaming it back to what it was before?

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    Jim;

    Since I had [thank goodness] made a copy before I started, I just brought the copy 'back.' It would be nice to know what I need to do to have it work right, though. It would seem that it should have worked...but...

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    For future reference, I believe it's always a good idea in these cases to keep the same names for everything. In order to be able to do that, you can create folders with unique names, and then put your copies into the appropriate folders.

    For example, if you backup once a month, you could have a series of folders for this, with the top-level folder called "Email backups", and the subfolders called "2014 Feb", "2014 Jan", etc.

    By putting your email copies into the "2014 Feb", etc., folders, you won't have to change any names, because each backup is in a separate folder.

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    That makes sense, Jim. It just seems strange that in Outlook, when I first set up an IMAP account I can designate the datafile for an IMAP account, so why wouldn't I be able to change it? The setting must be stored somewhere, so...

    But at least I got everything back!

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    Your question makes perfect sense in theory. Alas, things don't always make sense in practice. The reason I use folders and subfolders is because this approach allow me to not change anything while still getting the job done. In other words, it puts all of the burden on me and none of the burden on the software or process.

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    Well Jim, at least I know I'm not crazy! Lazy perhaps, but sane...

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