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I need a script that searches for the path of the PST files that are currently used by Outlook. (I don't want to search for any *.pst on the local drive). I discovered that the path may exist in the registry somewhere here: HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindows NTCurrentVersionWindows Messaging SubsystemProfiles However, i also found lots of PST files paths in the above location that are not used any more. Can any body help please? Thanks

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PST files are treated as live databases so even if no changes are made to them but Outlook has them attached, then they show as modified. You can therefore search directories for *.pst files in a specified date range – ie all those that have not been modified in the last six months safe in the knowledge that they have not been looked at.

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  • Radrik
    Hi, This doesn't exactly get what you need, however if you use the Win2K3 "FORFILES" utility you can find files created or modified after a specific date. When a match is found it can write it to a text file. Take that file and compare it to the registry scan and you'll get a little closer to your goal of finding active PST files. See the article below for more detail on FORFILES. Note this can be copied to and run on any version Win2K, XP, or 2K3, server or workstation. I have used this many timmes to collect PST files for migration via login scripts. (i.e., POP3/SMTP to Exchange) http://www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechnol/windowsserver2003/library/ServerHelp/9660fea1-65c7-48cf-b466-204ba159381e.mspx Hope this helps!
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