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How to locate .pst or .ost files in Outlook?

Author: Kelly Last Modified: 2014-03-21

Normally the outlook data files of .pst or .ost are hidden deeply in your computer. Not only defaulted Outlook data files generate by themselves and save in a strange folder, users can also open .pst files or .ost files from special folders in Outlook. Therefore, it drives users puzzle to locate those .pst files or .ost files in a short time easily. Actually there are a couple of tricks to help you locate the .pst files or .ost files at once.

Locate .pst or .ost files with Open File Location feature

Locate .pst or .ost files in the Account Setting center

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arrow blue right bubbleLocate .pst or .ost files with Open File Location feature

The easiest trick to locate .pst files or .ost files is with right-clicking in the Navigation Pane.

Step 1: Shift to the Mail view with clicking the Mail in the Navigation Pane.

Step 2: Right click the root folder of an email account, and then click the Open File location in the right-clicking menu.

In Outlook 2007, please click the Open Outlook Data File in the right-clicking menu instead.

Then the folder containing the .pst or .ost file of specified email account will be opened at once.


arrow blue right bubbleLocate .pst or .ost files in the Account Setting center

This trick will guide you to locate the .pst files or .ost files of email accounts from the account settings center.

Step 1: Open the Account Settings dialog box:

  • In Outlook 2010 and 2013, please click the File > Info > Account Settings > Account Settings.
  • In Outlook 2007, please click the Tools > Account Settings.

Step 2: In the Account Settings dialog box, select and highlight the data file name on the Data Files tab.

Step 3: Click the Open File Location button (or Open Folder button in Outlook 2007).

Then it will open the folder that contains the specified outlook data file instantly, with highlighting the very .pst file or .ost file in the folder.


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It's all about choosing a best solution for the conversion of OST files into PST format. I would always prefer to choose ZOOK OST to PST Converter over another tool. Its so simple and proficient solution for users to convert OST files into PST format without any hassle. Just download the free trial edition
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I you want to locate the .ost file in Outlook Use the ToolsBaer OST to PST Conversion Tool to resolve the OST file issue without the need for an exchange server. All of the data from an OST file, including emails, contacts, calendars, attachments, notes, and tasks, can be converted all at once by users. You save so much time when you use the fast-working tools. The application can run on Mac and Windows systems. This app has a free demo version, so users can locate a few OST file in Outlook
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I you want to locate the .ost file in Outlook Use the ToolsBaer OST to PST Conversion Tool to resolve the OST file issue without the need for an exchange server. All of the data from an OST file, including emails, contacts, calendars, attachments, notes, and tasks, can be converted all at once by users. You save so much time when you use the fast-working tools. The application can run on Mac and Windows systems. This app's demo version can be downloaded for free during a trial period, so users can try to locate a few files in Outlook.
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It is an informative article that will definitely help the users to locate the OST and PST file data. However, in this case, users can also convert the Offline file data i.e., OST files to PST using a secure and reliable <a href='https://www.cigatisolutions.com/ost-to-pst-converter/'>OST to PST Converter</a>. This will help them to have the backup of the entire Outlook email data in their system. Additionally, they can share these PST files with other users.
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No. Same explanation found in 100 searched other places. Useless or redundant information for 90% of people that are searching something on this thread. This is an amateur, approach on the issue. I need a professional answer. If I have a functional Outlook , why should I bother to find some ost, pst, or whatever Outlook gore? The Outlook doesn't work. Inaccessible in normal way. Cannot run . On dead hard drive. I need to find that ost. I don't even know what version of Office is installed.This is the scenario. Don't you come with :"please click the File > Info > Account Settin..." crap. There is no such reality. Be professional, dammit! Give me an answer for that!
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Export mailbox as a PST file
Login to Outlook with the Exchange account that was used to create the OST files. And to export the OST mailboxes to PST, follow the simple procedure:

Go to Files >Open & Export and click Import & Export.
Select Export to a file; then click Next.
Select the second option—Outlook Data File (.pst)—and click Next.
Select the folder which you want to export and click Next.
Browse the location where you want to save the new PST file and choose the options regarding the duplicate items.
Hope this information helps you.

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I was worried about how to convert the OST file into PST file Without any hassle and data loss and finally, I found eSoftTools OST to PST Converter Tool With the help of this tool I got my OST file Convert from OST to PST in a very easy way.Read More Info-
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How to Convert OST to PST file format, you can use KDETools OST to PST Converter. This effective Advance software converts multiple OST file to PST format without losing any data.
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It's an amazing article
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You can also try OST2PST Wizard if you want to convert OST file into PST format. It can maintain the same data as well as preserve the meta properties of the OST file during the conversion. It will definitely repair your OST file without losing any information.
To know more info: https://www.ost2pstwizard.com/
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