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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)

  1. In Outlook, click File -> Account Settings -> Account Settings
    Account Settings Option in Outlook

  2. 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
    Data Files Box in Account Settings of Outlook


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Keywords:*.pst office microsoft   Doc ID:60688
Owner:Sasha K.Group:UW Stout
Created:2016-02-11 13:08 CDTUpdated:2018-01-10 17:18 CDT
Sites:UW Stout
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