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Change default file location in Outlook

By phoebeuser ·
I have 2 users who currently use their inbox as major storage for their emails in Outlook (1 is at 75MB, the other at 25 MB). I am working with them to encourage them to save their emails to another location but they want to have "the least amounts of clicks to save it". I can't see a way to change the default location for Save As from the email message (default currently is My Documents) without changing the Registry. Is there a way to change the default file location to a file location of their choice?

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by dustyD In reply to Change default file locat ...

I am making a couple of assumptions, correct me if I'm wrong.

They use Exchange, and you want to reduce the size of their folder. They can save to their local hard drive.

From Outlook, click File, Data file mgmt. Click on Add. Choose the file type for the .pst file, select the location on local drive they want to keep it in. Name it 'Saved' or something that works for them.
In the 'Create Personal folders dialog box, under name, choose the same name that you named the .pst file. This will be the name of their new folder in Outlook.
Click on OK and close. Now they will have a folder in their list that uses a local .pst file.

They can simply drag whatever they wish to this folder.

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