Windows 10: Outlook 2016 Unusual data file path...

Discus and support Outlook 2016 Unusual data file path... in Browsers and Email to solve the problem; I use Outlook 2016 as part of Office 365...I have 2 accounts configured within it. One is a Microsoft Exchange account connected to outlook.com and... Discussion in 'Browsers and Email' started by Peter B, Mar 14, 2017.

  1. Peter B Win User

    Outlook 2016 Unusual data file path...


    I use Outlook 2016 as part of Office 365...I have 2 accounts configured within it.

    One is a Microsoft Exchange account connected to outlook.com and I use this only for 'Contacts' and 'Calendar'.

    The other is a pop3 mail account, used for email only.

    I recently noticed that the file location for the pop3 account (see attached screenshot) now displays as ''\\?\C:Users...rather than just C:\Users...I'm fairly certain this has changed within the past couple of weeks, perhaps after an Office update?

    I just wondered if anyone could comment or offer a suggestion on a fix? I've already done an online Office repair and deleted the pop3 account and recreated it, without any luck.

    :)
     
    Peter B, Mar 14, 2017
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  2. Transfering People contact list from Windows10 Mail to Outlook2016

    Go to Outlook.com - Microsoft free personal email

    Sign in

    Click Manage

    Click Export Contacts and choose .csv

    Save the file then export that into Outlook 2016
     
    Andre Da Costa, Mar 14, 2017
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  3. outlook 2003 won't open in Windows 10/ can't get old contacts, archives and saved emails/ can't find .pst files on computer

    Uninstalling Outlook will not delete the .PST data file stored in the App Data folder.

    Upgrading to Office 365 will migrate your Outlook data to Outlook 2016 and you should be able to access your emails and contacts.
     
    Andre Da Costa, Mar 14, 2017
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  4. Berton Win User

    Outlook 2016 Unusual data file path...

    Do any of the links on zen mail at DuckDuckGo give a hint as to how you got Zen Mail [Zen Internet - Web mail service]?
     
    Berton, Mar 14, 2017
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  5. Peter B Win User
    Hi Berton...I don't use webmail, my pop3 mail account is configured within Outlook on my PC, so I'm not sure what you're suggesting.
     
    Peter B, Mar 14, 2017
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  6. Berton Win User
    I'm only pointing out that Zen Mail is involved somehow since it and you are in the UK. Exactly how Zen Mail ties in with your POP3 mail service would have to be answered by them. Does everything appear to be otherwise normal?
     
    Berton, Mar 14, 2017
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  7. Peter B Win User
    My mail accounts are working fine, the only weird thing is the recent change in the name of the data file location, which definitely just showed as C:\Users...etc. previously.

    It's not life-threatening, just something has changed it, but it's nothing to do with my email provider...maybe I'll never find out...
     
    Peter B, Mar 14, 2017
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  8. Peter B Win User

    Outlook 2016 Unusual data file path...

    I just wondered if anyone else might have some ideas on my original post, please?

    I've now had 3 online sessions with Microsoft tech people, all of whom agree that it's odd, but can't offer an explanation.
     
    Peter B, Apr 5, 2018
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