I want to backup my some folders of Outlook mailbox and all of them are stored in PST file. But, the problem is how to find PST file on network computers of Outlook? I tried many times but did not succeed. If anybody know where does Outlook stores my PST file, then please let me know it will be a great help?
Microsoft Outlook stores all its mailbox data in a PST file format, which is also named as Personal Storage Table. This file format is basically used to store all data items like emails, contacts, calendars, tasks, journals, etc. PST is the most crucial file for the users as it contains lots of important information in it. Therefore, it is important to backup or saves the file at some secure location. But, most of the times, it becomes really difficult for the user to locate the PST file in Outlook. The default location of PST file depends on the version of Outlook and Windows OS. Therefore, it becomes difficult to find PST files on remote computers in Outlook as it keeps on changing from version to version. This is the reasons users are continuously querying about how to find PST file in Outlook? Thus, in this post, we have discussed both manual and professional solution to find Outlook PST file on network or remote computer, Exchange Server or local machine.
As discussed above the default location of PST file in Outlook varies from version to version of Outlook. Therefore, to find the PST file location on computer, follow the steps mentioned below:
In Microsoft Outlook 2016 / 2013 / 2010
Here, you can check the path and file name of your PST file. The default location of PST file is C:\Users\user_name\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Outlook\
Microsoft Outlook 2007
In Outlook 2007 there are basically two methods available to find PST file location, which are discussed below:
By default, the location of PST file is:
In Windows Vista & above versions: C:\Users\username\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Outlook\
In Windows XP: C:\Documents and Settings\username\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook\
Using all above-discussed method, a user can easily find all PST files on computer or PC. But, when it comes to search PST files on network computer, the above manual does not work. Therefore, a user is suggested to switch to some third-party tool available and find PST files on remote computers without any hassle.
In order to find PST files on the network computers, there is no direct manual solution available. Therefore, to search the PST file from a remote machine and to read its attributes such as PST file name, size, etc., one can use any third-party tool available in the market. One such tool is PST Finder that searches and list all Outlook PST files on a network domain. It finds and locates PST files in each machine along with their attributes. Moreover, it finds PST files of both types i.e., Unicode and ANSI. It is a user-friendly solution to search, find, and copy PST files from a remote computer.
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Considering the requirements of users in mind to find PST file, we have discussed various solutions for it. In order to search PST file on network computers, a user can use the above discussed manual method. And, to find PST file on remote computers, one can directly switch to a third-party tool mentioned above.