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Identifying personal email (pst) folders in use in Outlook
How to check to see if *.pst files are being used in Outlook (emails are being stored on a computer's hard drive)
Faculty and staff have access to a 50GB mailbox. It is recommended that any remaining users of pst files, sometimes called personal folders (or for Mac users, mail stored "On My Computer") import the data from the PST files back into the user's online mailbox.
Process for checking Outlook for personal folders (emails stored on a local hard drive instead of a server)
- In Outlook, click File -> Account Settings -> Account Settings
- Click the "Data Files" tab; Personal folders (examples: archive.pst, outlook.pst, username.pst) appear in this list and are the files that should be emptied and removed