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    Outlook .PST location(s) (Outlook 2k)

    I just solved a problem where a user had just had his End-of-Lease PC swapped for a new one and he couldn't view his Personal Folders. We finally figured out that he was attempting to view someone else's .PST. It took a lot of time to find _his_ .PST out on the network drives and this is a concern. I _am_ the deployment team. I'm it. If it takes this long to successfully migrate everyone, half the PC's we just got in will - themselves - be at End-of-Lease by the time I finish. Here's my question.

    Is there a simple or relatively fast (perferably both) way to figure out the logical location of .PST files someone is viewing in Outlook (i.e. bobSrvprivateJBOWLE3example.PST)?

    Thanks much.

    malkor

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    Re: Outlook .PST location(s) (Outlook 2k)

    With Outlook running and the Folder List displayed (View>Folder List), the Advanced Properties dialog should reveal the path. Right-click the PST name or Outlook Today in the Folder List, choose Properties, click Advanced... Does it work?

    Footnote: In Outlook 2002, the data files dialog lists the paths, but I'm not aware of any equivalent dialog in Outlook 2000.

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    Re: Outlook .PST location(s) (Outlook 2k)

    mmmm...nope! Doesn't appear to.

    Thanks for the try.

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    Re: Outlook .PST location(s) (Outlook 2k)

    Maybe this picture will help lead the way.

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    Re: Outlook .PST location(s) (Outlook 2k)

    On an Exchange Server, Jefferson's advice is correct if you right click each PST's root folder, which is probably named soemthing like "Personal - <username>". See attached graphic.
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    Re: Outlook .PST location(s) (Outlook 2k)

    I was just returning to say, "Wait...I figured it out!" and you beat me to it! [img]/forums/images/smilies/smile.gif[/img]
    Ya...we're on Exchange. Clicking on the root folders worked.

    Case closed. Thanks for the help!

    malkor

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