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How to configure the default personal folders file path for Outlook 2000
Article ID: 266255 - View products that this article applies to.
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Important This article contains information about modifying the registry. Before you modify the registry, make sure to back it up and make sure that you understand how to restore the registry if a problem occurs. For information about how to back up, restore, and edit the registry, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/256986/ )Description of the Microsoft Windows Registry
When you add personal folder files to your e-mail profile, the following path is the default path:
Application Data\Microsoft\OutlookYou can change this path manually, but the path always defaults to the preceding path. You cannot change this path default to another path.
To resolve this problem, obtain and install the latest service pack for Microsoft Office 2000. For additional information about how to do so, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
276367Important After you install the service pack for Office 2000, you must add the ForcePSTPath string value to the following registry key:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/276367/ )How to obtain the latest Office 2000 service pack
Warning If you use Registry Editor incorrectly, you may cause serious problems that may require you to reinstall your operating system. Microsoft cannot guarantee that you can solve problems that result from using Registry Editor incorrectly. Use Registry Editor at your own risk.
Value name: ForcePSTPathThe following example changes the default path of the C:\Allpsts folder:
Value data (SZ): drive:\path\
Value name: ForcePSTPath
Value data (SZ): c:\allpsts
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in Microsoft Outlook 2000.