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Creating Personal Folders in Outlook 2007


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  1. Open Outlook 2007.
  2. Click "Tools," then "Account Settings..."

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  3. Click the "Data Files" tab.
  4. Click the "Add" button.

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  5. Click "Office Outlook Personal Folders File (.pst)" to select it.
  6. Click "OK."

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  7. Select a location to save the Personal Folders file in. Information Technology suggests using an easy-to-find location such as a folder named "Outlook" within "My Documents." Once a location is selected, type a name for the Personal Folder file (this is the name of the saved file on the hard drive, not the name that will display in Outlook), and click "OK."

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  8. To change the name that the Personal Folder will display in Outlook, type the desired name in the "Name" field.
  9. To password protect the Personal Folder, enter a password in the fields provided. For no password protection, just leave it blank.
  10. Click "OK."

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  11. Click "Close."

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  12. The personal folder will appear in the Mail Folders pane in the left column of Outlook.

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