Save email file to another harddrive? (Outlook)

Discussion in 'General Software' started by cv643d, Jul 9, 2006.

  1. cv643d

    cv643d Limp Gawd

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    I wonder if you can setup Outlook so that it saves email on another location, for example on an external USB harddrive. I know the email file is buried deep inside "my documents" folder on XP and I want to change location so that all my data files are on a separate harddrive.
     
  2. arkamw

    arkamw [H]ard|Gawd

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    There should be an option in Outlook (under Options) that changes the location of the store folder. I've done this a few times without any major problem. Keep in mind that Outlook doesn't move files that are already in the directory (at least, I don't think that Outlook 2k did; 2003 might for you) so you might have to move those files yourself. Just watch where those files are located and copy paste them into the new directory. Should work.
     
  3. MrGuvernment

    MrGuvernment [H]ard as it Gets

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    close outlook

    control panel / mail / data files
     
  4. cv643d

    cv643d Limp Gawd

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    Thanks, I didnt knew it was that easy!