Move Microsoft Outlook 2010 PST-File for IMAP Account

Step 1: Download the Office 2010 Administrative Template files.

Step 2: Install the Office 2010 Administrative Template. Extract to any Folder you want, but please remember this folder.

Step 3: open GPO (Start -> Run -> gpedit.msc)

Step 4: go to

  • right-Click on Administrative Templates
  • import Templates
  • in the next window click add...
  • browse to the folder you extracted the templates \ADM\en-us\outlk14.adm
  • close windows
  • back in GPO browse to
    • USER CONFIGURATION -> Classic Administrative Templates -> Microsoft Outlook 2010 -> Miscellaneous -> PST Settings -> Default location for PST files
  • aktivate this config and edit the Folderpath like U:\MailFolder\user\
  • OK

Step 5: Restart Computer

Step 6: Delete existing Mail Account Profile

Step 7: Add Mail Account in Outlook (the PST file is saved in new location)