Default location for OST files

This policy setting allows you to specify a different folder location for Outlook Data File (OST) files on user computers.

If you enable this policy setting, you can specify a location for OST files on user computers.

If you disable or do not configure this policy setting, OST files are located in: %LOCALAPPDATA%\Microsoft\Outlook on user computers.

Supported on: At least Windows 7
Default location for OST files

Registry HiveHKEY_CURRENT_USER
Registry Pathsoftware\policies\microsoft\office\16.0\outlook
Value Nameforceostpath
Value TypeREG_EXPAND_SZ
Default Value

Environment variables such as %LOCALAPPDATA% can be used.

Example: %LOCALAPPDATA%\Microsoft\Outlook


outlk16.admx

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