Create Personal Folder in Microsoft® Outlook 2010
What are the ways to create and access personal folder in Microsoft Outlook 2010?
Microsoft Outlook 2010 is a mostly used personal information manager. This is one of the applications found in the Microsoft Office suite. In case of Microsoft Outlook 2010, it is the latest version of Outlook released from Microsoft. This version has got new and improved features when compared to earlier versions. You could use e-mail services like Gmail, Yahoo etc. Calendar, to do list and address book functionality are other features available. You need to install genuine version of Microsoft Outlook 2010. If you are going to install Microsoft Outlook 2010, you would make sure that the system has got all the requirements. By using this application, the user would be able to manage and organize all the daily operations.
Below given points are about personal folders in Microsoft Outlook 2010, tips to create folders and solve issues:
- Personal folders and benefits
- Ways to create and access personal folder
- Tips to fix issues
Personal folders and benefits
Personal folders in Microsoft Outlook 2010 would store all the data present in Microsoft Outlook. This might include all the mails and the contacts which are present in Microsoft Outlook 2010. You could use these files in order to create the back up copies of Microsoft Outlook 2010 data. By using these folders, you could also transfer mail and account information to other e-mail client or other system. These are the major benefits of using these personal folders. It is very easy to create the personal folders in the Microsoft Outlook 2010.
Ways to create and access personal folder
Firstly, click on the Microsoft logo. Then you can click on 'Account Settings' and again choose Account Settings from the drop down menu. You need to click tab called 'Data Files'. After that, choose 'Add to'. This is to add Personal Folders file. You need to create new Personal folder or browse system for an existing PST. You would then enter file name for PST. You would then select display name for the folder to appear in Outlook. If desired, you would enter the password also. Thus, you have created pst folder. In order to access pst files, firstly you would click File and then click Cleanup Tools which is located below Mailbox Cleanup. From the drop down menu, you would then choose Archive option. In the dialogue displayed next, you would look below Archive file. You could find the location of pst there. Thus, you could access the pst files.
There might be many issues with personal folders. Sometimes, the pst files would get missed or corrupted. You would not be able to access the mails. In order to recover the personal folders, you would use backup folder. In case of pst corruptions, you would run Scanpst.exe. This tool is called Inbox Repair Tool. It would find the errors and corrupt the errors. In case of serious corruption, you need to run Scanpst.exe and then continue until it gives no error. You could thus recover lost pst files. If personal folders are in NTFS, you would not use Scandisk.exe. In such situation, you would open the drive from My Computer and by using Tools command you could scan. Third party tools are also available to solve personal file issues.
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