Move Outlook IMAP PST cache file

Posted in Mail at 17:13 by Administrator

Unfortunately, if you want to separate your OS from your Data partitions or drive, you will want to move the location of the imap pst created by default under: C:\Users[user name]\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Outlook

Moving the PST is unfortunately not as straight forward as you would expect (like a browse path or select button), even in version 2010.

  • To move the PST, close Outlook, and navigate to the Control Panel and select the Mail properties to validate the current path of your IMAP pst file: or navigate directly to: C:\Users\[user name]\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Outlook
  • Once you have determined the current location, do NOT close the mail properties (or Account Settings) window and navigate to the location provided.
  • Move the PST to the new location of your choice
  • ! Do NOT rename the PST !
  • Return to the mail properties (or Account Properties) window under the Data Files tab
  • Double click on your Gmail account’s data file and you will receive an error “path not found”
  • Specify the path of the new location of the PST (moved in step 3)
  • close all windows and restart Outlook!

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