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Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Where Outlook files are located

Where Outlook hides its Files
First unhide hidden files:
To see hidden files, to turn on file extensions, select the Tools menu from any Explorer window Explorer, not Internet Explorer). Under the tools menu, select Folder options. Then, select the View tab from the folder options window, as shown in Figure B.
FIGURE B
Description
Extension
Location
Outlook data files
.pst
drive:\Documents and Settings\<user>\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook
Offline Folders file
.ost
drive:\Documents and Settings\<user>\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook
Personal Address Book
.pab
drive:\Documents and Settings\<user>\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook
Offline Address Books
.oab
drive:\Documents and Settings\<user>\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook
Command bar and menu customizations
.dat
drive:\Documents and Settings\<user>\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook
Navigation Pane settings
(includes Shortcuts, Calendar, and Contact links)
.xml
drive:\Documents and Settings\<user>\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook\Outlook.xml
Registered Microsoft Exchange extensions
.dat
drive:\Documents and Settings\<user>\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook
Outlook contacts nicknames
.nk2
drive:\Documents and Settings\<user>\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook
Rules
.rwz
drive:\Documents and Settings\<user>\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook
Print styles
Outlprnt with no extension
drive:\Documents and Settings\<user>\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook
Signatures
.rtf, .txt, .htm
drive:\Documents and Settings\<user>\Application Data\Microsoft\Signatures
Stationary
.htm
drive:\Documents and Settings\<user>\Application Data\Microsoft\Stationary
Custom forms
drive:\Documents and Settings\<user>\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Forms
Dictionary
.dic
drive:\Documents and Settings\<user>\Application Data\Microsoft\Proof
Templates
.oft
drive:\Documents and Settings\<user>\Application Data\Microsoft\Templates
Send/Receive settings
.srs
drive:\Documents and Settings\<user>\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook
Message
.msg, .htm, .rtf
drive:\Documents and Settings\<user>\My Documents

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