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    Outlook backup (2000 SR1)

    I recently purchased backup software and plan to backup my data files. I want to include a backup file for Outlook. When I searched for *.pst, it only found the file that was "imported" in December when we set up the new computer. Where do I find the current Outlook files so that I can include them in my CD backup?

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    Re: Outlook backup (2000 SR1)

    In Outlook:
    Tools > Services
    Select 'Personal Folders'
    Click on Properties and this will display the path to it.

    Bear in mind Outlook should be closed before backing up, and if you 'restore' the .pst file from a CD you will need to reset the Read-Only attribute before Outlook will be able to use it.

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    Re: Outlook backup (2000 SR1)

    I am in Outlook 2000 SR-1 and do not see Services under Tools (please see attached). HELP!
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    Re: Outlook backup (2000 SR1)

    Ah - you are in Internet Only mode.
    Try File > Archive and see what the default path is on offer at the bottom of the window.

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    Re: Outlook backup (2000 SR1)

    Found it! Many thanks. The search did not find it initially because the criteria was set not to find hidden files. Why I love new computers... you have to find and reset all of the silly rules that keep you from knowing what's in your own computer!

    Thanks again for your prompt response,
    Georgette

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