Article ID: 257831 - View products that this article applies to.
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For a Microsoft Outlook 2002 version of this article, see 291636
For a Microsoft Outlook 98 (IMO) version of this article, see 257836
NOTE: These procedures only apply if you have installed Outlook with the Internet Mail Only option. To determine your installation type, click About Microsoft Outlook on the Help menu. If you have the Internet Mail Only option installed, you see "Internet Mail Only".
For information about the differences between Microsoft Outlook and Microsoft Outlook Express e-mail clients, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/257824/EN-US/ )OL2000: Differences Between Outlook and Outlook Express
This article describes how to move a personal folder (.pst) file to another location. You can move your .pst file to another location on your local hard drive. Moving a .pst file to a network share is not supported.
For additional information about moving a .pst to a network share, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/297019/ )Why Outlook .pst files are unsupported over a LAN or WAN link
NOTE: Your personal folder file has a .pst file name extension.
To move a personal folder file, you must follow the procedures in this section.
Identify the Name and Location of Your Personal Folder File
Copy Your Personal Folder File
Point Outlook to Your New Personal Folder File
Close and Delete the Old Personal Folder File