How do you gain access to <user>\Local Settings folder

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by TrickyDick, Sep 30, 2014.

  1. TrickyDick


    Sep 30, 2014
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    I am trying to copy Microsoft Outlook .pst files from an old computer into the <user>\Local Settings folder. I have changed view settings and I can see it but I cannot open it. How do I gain access??

    TrickyDick, Sep 30, 2014
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  2. TrickyDick

    Trouble noob whisperer Moderator

    Jan 15, 2013
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    N.W. Indiana
    I suspect that, as was the case with Vista and Windows 7, in Windows 8......
    The "Local Settings" folder is just a "junction point" there to maintain backwards compatibility.
    Generally speaking you're going to use the Users\YourUserName\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Outlook folder to host your .pst (personal store) and .ost (offline store) files.
    It really is not all that important anymore where you put your .pst file, I think Outlook 2013 dumps it into your Documents folder in a folder called Outlook files.
    Just point outlook at the correct location and file when you want to use it.
    Trouble, Sep 30, 2014
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