Changing where data .pst is saved to

e_a_g_l_e_p_i

Senior Member
Outlook version
Outlook 2010 32 bit
Email Account
POP3
In Outlook 2010 In account settings if I change the location where Outlook saves all new messages on the email tab, does that also change the location of the .pst in the data tab to the same location I changed it to?

The reason I ask is I use a program called GoodSync to copy my main storage drive ( D drive ) to 2 other drives so I always have 3 exact copies of what is in my main storage drive ( not my C drive )

The reason I need to know this is I want to change the location on the account settings email tab to my main storage drive. This way when I run my GoodSync I will be making a copy of the current .pst file so I always have copies of the most current .pst file.
 

e_a_g_l_e_p_i

Senior Member
Outlook version
Outlook 2010 32 bit
Email Account
POP3
while waiting for a reply I found Diane's tutorial on how to move a .pst and I was able to move it and when I ran my GoodSync and the .pst was copied to the other 2 drives. So I accomplished what i was trying to do.
 

e_a_g_l_e_p_i

Senior Member
Outlook version
Outlook 2010 32 bit
Email Account
POP3
I spoke too soon, it seemed to work when I moved the .pst file and then ran my backup software. when I opened Outlook 2010 again I noticed that the send and receive that I added to the home ribbon wasn't there. so I clicked on the send & receive tab and when I clicked it it said it couldn't access the data file???


So I moved the .pst back to the default location and now when I opened Outlook the Send & receive was back on the home tab and everything is working fine.

I guess I will have to figure out a different way for my backup software to make a copy of the .pst to my other drives.
 

Diane Poremsky

Senior Member
Outlook version
Outlook 2016 32 bit
Email Account
Office 365 Exchange
Move it again... then open the Account settings, select the pop account then Change folder button. Select a folder other than the inbox, preferably in a different data file and click Ok then go back in and change it to he inbox it should be in.
 
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