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Old 10-10-2017, 01:29 AM   #1
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Outlook 2007 -Do my emails also get stored in the .pst file ?

I would like to know where my emails get stored when using OUTLOOK 2007.

I mean the actual emails with the attachments etc. I usually back up and save my data.pst file. Are the mails also stored there ? So that after i restore my system i would like to do a fresh reinstall of OUTLOOK and want all my emails back with the same folder structure etc.

I would also like to know where it stores my email account files ? The one where we create the emails with the passwords etc. Or the email accounts / profiles as they might be called. Or will i have to recreate them every time i reinstall OUTLOOK. I have exported the MAIL RULES to a safe place and tried restoring them also and they work fine. I want to do the same for the 5 email id pop3 accounts i have setup in outlook.

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Old 10-10-2017, 09:36 AM   #3
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Re: Outlook 2007 -Do my emails also get stored in the .pst file ?

Thanks Zapionics. I read that entire page but nowhere does it just say the email account/profile files are stored within the .PST. Another confusion is the cross reference of the word account in computer parlance can mean anything

Some people refer to the email account meaning their actual emails which theyve received over months or years archived in their inbox.

Im referring to the account profiles (Outlook Express calls them Account Files and stores them with a .iaf extension, the one where you set up the pop3 email and mention you mail server and passwords so that mail can be authenticated and downloaded on its own) which actually takes 5 mins each to create again in outlook but since i have a few email accounts i was wondering if there is another method.
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Thanks Zapionics. I read that entire page but nowhere does it just say the email account/profile files are stored within the .PST. Another confusion is the cross reference of the word account in computer parlance can mean anything

Some people refer to the email account meaning their actual emails which theyve received over months or years archived in their inbox.

Im referring to the account profiles (Outlook Express calls them Account Files and stores them with a .iaf extension, the one where you set up the pop3 email and mention you mail server and passwords so that mail can be authenticated and downloaded on its own) which actually takes 5 mins each to create again in outlook but since i have a few email accounts i was wondering if there is another method.
I believe its stored in the registry in an office profile subkey somewhere, but dont know exactly where the connection settings info would be but odds are it will vary in location and structure from version to version. Based on my own experience of migrating between the various Office versions I'd recommend manually keying them so that the software configures them correctly.
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Old 10-10-2017, 09:01 PM   #5
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Re: Outlook 2007 -Do my emails also get stored in the .pst file ?

I have two backup pst files for me and the wife. Everytime I install Outlook I create two custom email accounts and I link these files. Everything in the users email account goes into these files including deleted, saved, attachments and your contacts list. Been using if for years and don't even remember how I created them originally. When you get mail, that is where it is stored, in that file. So there is no backing up to do. Whatever is in your current mail account resides in that file.
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Old 10-16-2017, 12:35 AM   #6
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Re: Outlook 2007 -Do my emails also get stored in the .pst file ?

Hi Sandog,

I need to learn how to do that too. But before that i have a simple question.


I have 2 sticks of FURY 8gb 1866mhz CL10 Ram, exact same model, timing etc. I have inserted 1 stick into my new build and CPU/RAM meter shows im mostly using not more than half.

I was intending to sell off the other one online or something, just because i don't want it lying around gathering dust since i bought it just 5 months ago. I can optionally put this stick also in and have 16gb running on Dual Channel mode.

While i assume 8gb ram is OK for an office/business PC and throwing more ram at it may not make a difference, will the DUAL CHANNEL mode advantage i get by throwing in the other 8gb stick see an increase in performance ?
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Old 10-16-2017, 07:27 PM   #7
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Yes, you are in single channel with one stick and dual channel with the other. You definitely want dual channel as it probably increases speed by 50%.
8GB is enough I guess but I would keep the other stick. You could have bought 2x4GB if you want to save money.
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Old 10-16-2017, 10:46 PM   #8
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Re: Outlook 2007 -Do my emails also get stored in the .pst file ?

Hi,

I didn't buy them for this system. I already have both of these to work with since they are from my graphics workstation. Hence they were bought for a FURY 8+8 DDR3 config.

For the new graphics workstation i bought FURY 8+8 gb of DDR4 (200usd for both stick together).

So now i have the 8+8 gb DDR3 to use in the new home pc setup.

So your saying there's a 50% performance difference ? I think that will have some perceivable difference during usage right ? If so ill just pop the second chip also in and run @ dual config.

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Re: Outlook 2007 -Do my emails also get stored in the .pst file ?

Now been running on the 16gb ram in dual channel. Both slotted into the blue (same color channel).

Actually seems like the system is a little bit sluggish compared to when it was with 8gb ram. But its all subjective. Maybe im just feeling that way.
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I have two backup pst files for me and the wife. Everytime I install Outlook I create two custom email accounts and I link these files. Everything in the users email account goes into these files including deleted, saved, attachments and your contacts list. Been using if for years and don't even remember how I created them originally. When you get mail, that is where it is stored, in that file. So there is no backing up to do. Whatever is in your current mail account resides in that file.
Hi Sandog,

Can you tell me how you do the switching between 2 different .pst files.

I have my emails, set of email ids, contacts, notes etc all which is being saved in my current data.pst.

How can i have a separate .pst for my wife to use with her own email ids, email folders, contacts & notes and switch quickly between both identities ?

Thanks
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Re: Outlook 2007 -Do my emails also get stored in the .pst file ?

plainman007, I believe Sandog is busy with upgrading his rig.
It may be awhile before he can help you...
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