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Old June 10th, 2009, 02:51 AM posted to microsoft.public.outlook.installation
cpiguet
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Default Outlook 2007 - move IMAP PST files to new directory/drive?

Thanks MaxN, that did the trick for me too!


"MaxN" wrote:

Hi,
If you want to move just file(s) from Outlook folder (IMAP files, for
example) you can do next thing:
1) Close outlook
2) Move Outlook folder to, let's say, disk D:\Emails\IMAP
3) Open cmd with Run As Administrator
4)mklink /d C:\Users\yourusername\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Outl ook
D:\Emails\IMAP\Outlook
It will create Outlook "folder" in
C:\Users\yourusername\AppData\Local\Microsoft\ and you will see all files
from "original" Outlook folder, but all of them are located on disk D...

"catherdersoftware" wrote:

c/Documents/C:\Users\user/

Yeah, I know that. Brain slip. It's supposed to be 114° today, along with
the smoke.

As I asked DL above, do you have a pointer to instructions on the Microsoft
web site? I find links on microsoft.com that point to another web site that
points to instructions that also include modifying registry entries.
Although I'm very comfortable with modifying registry entries, I'd like to
read that in a KB or MSDN posting or something else...

"Brian Tillman" wrote:

catherdersoftware wrote:

Yes, I think I will have to move Documents over to the D drive. I
also realized that with the 10 different users I have set up on this
machine (standard + admin, 5 different languages), that is the best
solution all around.

Moving Documents won't relocate the Outlook files, however, since they're in
a folder parallel to Documents, not underneath Documents. You could,
however, move the entire user's profile location.
--
Brian Tillman [MVP-Outlook]


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  #22  
Old June 20th, 2009, 03:20 AM posted to microsoft.public.outlook.installation
Cotton Candy
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Default Outlook 2007 - move IMAP PST files to new directory/drive?

Thanks for sharing MaxN, i'm find that too.

"MaxN" wrote:

Hi,
If you want to move just file(s) from Outlook folder (IMAP files, for
example) you can do next thing:
1) Close outlook
2) Move Outlook folder to, let's say, disk D:\Emails\IMAP
3) Open cmd with Run As Administrator
4)mklink /d C:\Users\yourusername\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Outl ook
D:\Emails\IMAP\Outlook
It will create Outlook "folder" in
C:\Users\yourusername\AppData\Local\Microsoft\ and you will see all files
from "original" Outlook folder, but all of them are located on disk D...

"catherdersoftware" wrote:

c/Documents/C:\Users\user/

Yeah, I know that. Brain slip. It's supposed to be 114° today, along with
the smoke.

As I asked DL above, do you have a pointer to instructions on the Microsoft
web site? I find links on microsoft.com that point to another web site that
points to instructions that also include modifying registry entries.
Although I'm very comfortable with modifying registry entries, I'd like to
read that in a KB or MSDN posting or something else...

"Brian Tillman" wrote:

catherdersoftware wrote:

Yes, I think I will have to move Documents over to the D drive. I
also realized that with the 10 different users I have set up on this
machine (standard + admin, 5 different languages), that is the best
solution all around.

Moving Documents won't relocate the Outlook files, however, since they're in
a folder parallel to Documents, not underneath Documents. You could,
however, move the entire user's profile location.
--
Brian Tillman [MVP-Outlook]


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Old June 30th, 2009, 06:01 PM posted to microsoft.public.outlook.installation
The Pixel Gnome
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Default Outlook 2007 - move IMAP PST files to new directory/drive?

I struggled with this for a whiler - until I realised the solution.:

First Install "Link shell Extension" Available in 32 & 64 Bit flavours at:

http://schinagl.priv.at/nt/hardlinks...kshellext.html

The following instructions apply to the "Outlook" directory under
"AppData\Local\Microsoft"

1 : Make sure Outlook is closed.

2: MOVE this directories contents to a place on your other Hard drive - For
example a "D:\Mailboxes"

3: DELETE the directory

4: Right click on the directory you now use to store your outlook AppData
contents, and choose 'Pick Link Source'

4: Go to the "AppData\Local\Microsoft" directory, and right click - choose
'Drop Link - As Symbolic Link'

5 Rename this symbolic link (If necessary - in my case my directory was
called mailboxes, so it was necessary) to "Outlook"

YOU ARE DONE!! Outlook will treat this symbolic link as the directory it was
expecting to see.

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Old November 30th, 2009, 10:46 PM posted to microsoft.public.outlook.installation
Philippe De Ridder
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Default Outlook 2007 - move IMAP PST files to new directory/drive?


Indeed it works fine, but one of the key points is the order:
1) you go to the mail control panel, then "data files" (or via profiles,
"data files")
2) you click "open folder" and move the data files to their target
destination.
If you delete or move the files before being in the control panel "data
files" tab, the system will recreate empty data files !!!
3) back in the control panel, you select the data files and click
"settings". Go passed the error message and find the data file(s) in their
new location.

hth
Philippe
 




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