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Where are Outlook contacts stored?


How can Outlook contacts be retrieved?

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It's easy enough to store a contact in Outlook, but have you ever wondered exactly where those contacts are saved on your hard drive? If your computer crashes or you need to reformat for one reason or another, it's important to know where this information is kept so you can retrieve it easily.

Outlook files, including contacts, are saved in a .pst file on your computer's hard drive. By going to the application data folder located in your documents folder, you can find the file for Outlook in the Microsoft sub-folder. When searching you may have to set your search function to include hidden files in order to find it. Another way to find the location is to open Outlook, go to File and select Folder. Once you do this, go to Properties for Outlook Today. On the General tab you can click on the Advanced link and find the location there as well.

You may want to consider finding these files and backing them up to avoid having to search for them in an emergency. It's important to make regular backups though to ensure you have the most recent data available to you. Finding your Outlook contacts is relatively easy to do once you know where to look.

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