SituationOn a laptop with the first small SSD drive, I want to move the outlook data file to another large disk (to free up more space on the SSD)
Transfer the Outlook 2016 data file to another drive (in general, to another location)
What did not work?
a rough move of the file and the restart of Outlook did not help. Outlook 2016 recreates its file in the old location.
What workedsolution for Windows 10
Creating a symbolic link
1. Close Outlook
2. Move the .ost data file (it is usually stored C: \ Users \ (user) \ AppData \ Local \ Microsoft \ Outlook \).
3. Make a symbolic link
mklink "C: \ Users \ (user) \ AppData \ Local \ Microsoft \ Outlook \ (filename) .ost" "D: \ Outlook \ (filename) .ost"
Do not forget to replace
(user) and (filename) to real values
Moving the ost-file or pst-file of an Outlook.com or IMAP account(this is about the creation of symbolic links)
Move the ost-file to another disk or folder location
here it is said that for the Outlook 2016 the file transfer method does not work