Archive for August, 2009

Freeware for finding your PST files

Thursday, August 20th, 2009

Now where’s my pst file? If you want to backup your Outlook data or share the folder to give an Outlook synchronization program access, it’s great to know where the file is stored.

And this program makes it really easy:

  1. Download it.
  2. Start it.
  3. Click on the “open folder button”.


Where’s my PST file?

Thursday, August 6th, 2009

A classic question whenever you’re trying to do something with the internals of Outlook. Microsoft has hidden the file well.

Here’s how you find it nevertheless:

  • In the Outlook folder tree right-click the topmost item (“Personal Folders”)
  • Click on “Properties”
  • Click on “Advanced”
  • At “File” you can see the path and file name of your pst file.

The best idea here is  to copy the path and paste it into the Windows explorer address bar.  (With the Windows default settings you can’t reach this folder by clicking on the folder icons because some of them are hidden.)