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PST Files

Where Are My PST and OST Files Saved?

You can find out exactly where the PST file for an email account is stored from within Outlook. In Outlook 2010, 2013, and 2016, click the “File” menu, choose the “Account Settings” dropdown menu, and then click “Account Settings.”

Outlook File menu

In the “Account Settings” window, on the “Data Files” tab, select the account you want to investigate and then click the “Open File Location” button.

Account Settings window Data Files tab

Outlook will open a File Explorer window showing the folder containing your PST file (or OST file if you selected an account that uses one).

File Explorer window

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