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    PST File Locations (MSO 2003)

    Is there any reason, theoretical, realistic, or pragmatic why I should or should not keep my "My Documents" folder(s) on a separate drive from the Windows default programs drive? By doing so, I could put it on a smaller, say 2 gig, drive, that I could then back up daily to dvd using Ghost (or some competitor). That would make backing up all the data parts of my system a breeze, and therefore more "secure".

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    Re: PST File Locations (MSO 2003)

    The question you ask in the body of your post is different from the one indicated by the subject. The location of your .pst file is independent of the location of My Documents.

    See Move your Outlook data file to another location for help on changing the location of your .pst file.
    See How to Change the Default Location of the My Documents Folder for help on changing the location of My Documents.

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    Re: PST File Locations (MSO 2003)

    Hans:

    You're right, the question was a bit different... I think of all these as one, as they are all, to me, "My Documents". I'll try to be more careful.

    Thanks for the tips.

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    Re: PST File Locations (MSO 2003)

    Hans:

    The more I look, the more I wonder:

    Is there a way to have the entire "Documents and Settings" to another dirve?

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    Re: PST File Locations (MSO 2003)

    You can move large chunks of Documents & Settings to other drives - although not all of it. If you concentrate on My Documents, Application Data (the main one directly under [username]) and the Temp and Temporary Internet Files folders in Local Settings (but not the entire Local Settings folder), you find you'll have moved the largest part of the folder. HTH
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    Re: PST File Locations (MSO 2003)

    unkamunka:

    But where do you alert MSO that you've moved the Application DataMicrosoftOutlook data? That's one of those that is a critical piece in backups for me, and so is one I was looking to move...

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    Re: PST File Locations (MSO 2003)

    See <post#=464901>post 464901</post#>

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    Re: PST File Locations (MSO 2003)

    Hans:

    OK, thanks...

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