How Can I Move Outlook Data Files to Another Drive on My Computer?


"Hi, I wanted to move my Outlook data file from default drive to one of my other data drives; since the current drive is small. Is there any method to move Outlook data files to another drive? Any ideas would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.”


There exists a manual method where you can move your Outlook data files to a different drive on your computer. As we all know, migrating Outlook data files is a tedious process. Therefore, if you are a novice user, it is suggested to follow steps carefully and transfer your PST or OST files.

Can I move my Outlook data file to another drive?

You can move your Outlook data files from one drive to another within the same computer by creating a symbolic link to the destination drive. Follow the steps given below to move outlook files to another drive.

If your current Outlook data file location is C drive, locate the Outlook PST file location on C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Outlook\

After copying the address to the new location, create a new Outlook Profile and add your email account with POP3 settings.

  • Now, click on File -> Info -> Account Settings
  • From the drop-down button select Account Settings-> select your email account
  • At the bottom, click on Change Folder button at the bottom.
  • Finally, change the location to the default PST file you saved on the other drive.

The above-mentioned method should help you change the location of your Outlook data files. However, the risk of data loss is expected as any incorrect steps will lead to corruption, damage on data files. So, what would be the convenient way to move Outlook data files to new computer or another drive?

Well, Here is the Answer.

Perfect Way to Migrate Your Microsoft Outlook Data File:

Yodot Move Outlook PST program is a reliable, result-oriented as well as most suggested software to move your Outlook data files, between different drives within the same computer and to transfer PST or OST files on to other computers. This potent tool is a precise option to successfully migrate your Outlook items to any version of Outlook like 2003, 2007, 2010, 2013 and 2016 just in few mouse clicks.

You don't need to wait longer while transferring Outlook files and attributes since the application has robust mechanism to accomplish the process within a short span of time. The user-friendly and comprehensible interface of the utility aids user to carry-out migrate process, effortlessly and without any issue. The efficient program is capable of migrating entire Outlook with emails, calendar, contacts, tasks, notes, signature, rules, alerts and even more including your account settings.

Even novice Outlook users can utilize the tool on their Windows 10, 8.1, 7, 8, Vista, XP, Server 2008 and 2003 OS operating computers to move Outlook files easily. Any Outlook user can utilize the tool since the intellectual tool never modifies or damage your Outlook data during transfer.

So without worrying much, try this software and move your Outlook data files to your desired location.

How do I Move My Outlook PST File to Another Location on Same Computer?

Follow these step by step guidelines to move Outlook to another drive within the same computer.

Step 1: Click on Download Now button, install and run Yodot Move Outlook PST tool on your computer.

Step 2: On the main screen, select the Backup option and opt Smart Backup.

Step 3: Save this backup file on the drive where you want to move Outlook.

Step 4: Create a new Outlook profile on the destination drive (where the backup file is located).

Step 5: Run the software again and click on Migrate button.

Step 6: Select the backup file and mention the path of new Outlook profile created.

Step 7: Click on Next button and verify the newly configured Outlook profile in Migration summary.

Migration Summary


  • Close all Microsoft Office applications, before running this tool
  • Backup your Outlook data files regularly to avoid data loss