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Outlook Express store location

By thetechguy ·
Is there a way to store the outlook express store folder on a network drive.

Outlook express store folder can be changed from tools-->options-->maintenance-->store folder.From here i can change the storage location to any of the local drives but when i select a network drive(for example my home drive on server)the option is greyed out.

Any registry hack/workaround available or is this a bug in outlook express.

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"...Why is Outlook doing this? I suspect ithas something to do with how credentials are handled by Outlook. When you connect to a network device, before you can actually access it, you must pass authentication information, such as username and password. While you are normally authorized to read and write files on this remove server, Microsoft Outlook is not forwarding the credentials. Because Outlook's security rules prevent it from forwarding this authentication information, the remove server is inaccessible via a network drive.

How can you get around this? I'm not exactly sure. I would not at all be surprised if this is an aspect of software licensing. You may need to pay more to get an "enterprise" or "corporate" version of Outlook that allows you to read and write to a network file server. However, if you're willing to hack your computer's registry, there is a way. Find Outlook's "Store Root" key and change it to the proper path with a network drive. Here is an example:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\OutlookExpress\Store Root="M:\\MyPath\\Email"

As always, modifying your registry can result in loss of data and software, and it may even result in the complete destruction of your computer. Do not modify your registry unless you already know how to preserve and recover this database before you even begin to alter it. You have been warned."

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