“My C drive is running out of space. I want to export my multiple OST data for Cached Exchange mode to D Drive. Help me to find the solution to store data in a different folder and locate OST file”
MS Outlook is undoubtedly one of the best email clients capable in saving several data of Outlook in an organized manner. It uses PST, OST and MSG file extensions. OST is one of the most popular ones because it works both online and offline. Some users want to change the default location of offline OST file due to space or some other issues. Discover how to change the location of OST files.
Two Different Ways to Change the Default Location of OST
In this method, users can able to change the OST location regardless of the Outlook version including Outlook 2003, 2007, 2010, 2013 and 2016. These versions use a different location to save OST.
To change the default location:
For Outlook 2016, the key is
For Outlook 2013, the key is
For Outlook 2010, the key is
Note: Don’t forget to select a newly created OST file
In this method, the users would like to know the default location of the OST file which can vary because of the Windows version and the Outlook version you are using.
In Windows 10/8/7 and Vista, the default location OST is:
Follow the process:
Open Account Settings and select Data files feature
Note: If the Disable Offline Use option is not exist, go to the step 3 and uncheck the Use Cached Exchange Mode
Note: During creating of a new OST file, the previous OST file is not removed automatically, you can remove it manually.
The above methods are risky to follow. You can lose your important files. So carefully follow the procedure under the guidance of a technical expert. You can also buy a third tool to resolve the issue effortlessly.