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How to Find the PST File in Outlook 2010

This is a how-to article for Outlook 2010 on the topic of locating the storage folder for the PST file. This could be useful if transferring the PST file to another machine or copying it for backup purposes. Note: This article assumes Outlook is open and functioning normally.

  1. Within Outlook, click on the File option in the top left.

    File menu
  2. Click on Account Settings.

    Account settings
  3. Click on Account Settings on the submenu that appears.

    Account settings
  4. Click on the Data Files tab across the top.

    Data Files tab
  5. The Location will be shown under the Location field below.

    Locate file
  6. The file location can also be opened in Explorer by clicking on the appropriate file and then choosing Open File Location across the top.

    Ope file location

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