Q:How to make a new PST file the default file in Outlook?


In new versions of Microsoft Outlook you should:

  1. Click on File menu item
  2. Click on Info menu item
  3. Click on Account Settings button
  4. Select Account settings... submenu item
  5. Select Data files tab
  6. Select new default PST file from list
  7. Click on Set as Default button

In old version of Microsoft Outlook you should:

  1. Open Start | Settings | Control Panel | Mail in Windows
  2. Use the Delivery tab to select the corresponding PST file in the Deliver new mail to the following location: combo box and confirm moving the service folders (if necessary)

Thus, the new .pst file will be the file used in Outlook by default.