Move XOBNI index to other location

I use a indexing software for Outlook called XOBNI (inbox backward) which I recommend to everyone. One thing that I do not like with the software is that there isn’t a setting for choosing where it places the index data.

The location for indexing is:
%userprofile%\AppData\Local\xobni

To be able to move the Xobni index to another location (or any other folder) do the following:

  1. Stop all applications writing to the folder structure (i.e. close Outlook)
  2. Copy the folder %userprofile%\AppData\Local\xobni to your new location (for example D:\Index\Xobni)
  3. Delete the "%userprofile%\AppData\Local\xobni” folder
  4. Start a cmd-prompt using runas administrator
  5. Run the following command in the cmd-prompt:
    cd /d %userprofile%\AppData\Local\
  6. Run the following command in the cmd-prompt (point to the correct location you moved your files to:
    mklink /d xobni d:\index\xobni

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5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the info. This really helped me in saving the precious space on C Drive....

DaddyR said...

You are welcome. Thanks for dropping a comment that my fix worked out for you.

Anonymous said...

Nice work on this - here I am looking for registry/file options and you've shown the simpliest of them all.

Well done.

Anonymous said...

If you need to move to another PC, backup the contents of the
%userprofile%\Local\AppData\xobni folder. Then install Xobni on the new PC, but before you run Outlook for the first time, paste in the contents of the Xobni folder from the old PC. When you start Outlook you should find all your old data indexed already

Steve said...

It may also be possible to close all software (Outlook) and change the value in the registry key
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Xobni\DataFiles

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