Where are e-mail files?

Discussion in 'Windows Applications' started by David_L6, Dec 26, 2008.

  1. David_L6

    David_L6 OSNN Addict

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    What is the suffix for e-mail files in Microsoft Office Outlook 2007? When I used Outlook Express I could do a search for .dbx files and find them. Anyone know what to search for when using Microsoft Office Outlook 2007?
     
  2. Dark Atheist

    Dark Atheist Moderator Political User Folding Team

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    .pst - depends on what os your using too, easiest way to find them is to got to control panel (if 64bit select view 32bit control panel items) mail, and click data files, will show you the location of your files

    default location on vista is C:\Users\username\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Outlook

    not too sure on xp as memory isnt as good as it was

    C:\documents and settings\username\Application Data\Local\Microsoft\Outlook - or something like that
     
  3. bmclaughlin807

    bmclaughlin807 Let's blow something up. Political User

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    You got local and application data backwards...

    And I think it's 'local settings'

    c:\documents and settings\username\local settings\application data\Microsoft\Outlook I believe. (Oh... and local settings is a hidden folder)
     
  4. Dark Atheist

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    i did say i want sure as i haven't used xp in a while, did you read that bit ?
     
  5. David_L6

    David_L6 OSNN Addict

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    OS is XP Pro 32 bit BTW.

    I found the .pst file by both the method posted above and through a search. It's one file though. I was hoping to find the files like they show up with Outlook Express (.dbx files)..... (inbox, sent, deleted, etc.) I guess that's not possible.

    Thanks a lot for the help.
     
  6. trukkmann

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    You should be able to export them from Outlook to .eml format if all else fails.
     
  7. kcnychief

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    You can export directly to .pst and then import them again, no need to use .eml if going to be using Outlook again.