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Back in December 2006, a virus got past my Norton Antivirus protection and messed my computer up so badly that I had to reformat the hard drive. As a result of doing this, I am able to pass along some good advice for those of you who use Microsoft Outlook (that is, the regular Outlook, such as Outlook 2003, that you have to purchase separately, not Outlook Express, which comes bundled in Windows). In Outlook, all of your e-mail folders, e-mails, and e-mail settings are contained in a file named outlook.pst. For some reason, Microsoft has seen fit to hide this file very deeply in the directory tree. It is also unable to be found using Windows' File Search function. You should know where your outlook.pst file is so that you can restore it if you have a computer catastrophy. Outlook gives you an export facility that you can utilize to periodically save this file to a special directory (of your own choosing) on your hard drive, or to a CD, DVD or floppy disk. However, I wouldn't try to save it to a floppy because the size of the outlook.pst is 761 Kb before you even begin to use Outlook. The size of mine was more than 15 Mb, which means it could only have been copied to a CD, DVD or an external hard drive. Unfortunately, one of the things that happened to my computer was that all of my CD and DVD drivers got corrupted and were therefore useless. Fortunately, I had had the foresight to purchase an external backup hard drive in the past and regularly backed up my C: drive. However, finding the elusive outlook.pst file proved to be very difficult and it took me 4 days! Following is the path to it on your C: drive: C:\Documents & Settings\Owner\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook\outlook.pst. ONE MORE THING, outlook.pst is a Hidden File within a Hidden Folder! In order to see it so that you can find it you have to tell Windows Explorer to make your hidden files and folders visible. Do this by opening Windows Explorer, then selecting Tools, Folder Options, View, Show hidden files and folders.