Personal Filing Cabinet

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Personal Filing Cabinet

Personal Filing Cabinet (PFC) on the AOL Desktop Software is a filing system that helps store and organize your email on to your computer's hard drive so you can read your emails even when you're offline. Features include the ability to create custom folders in your PFC to easily identify email and a search bar to help you find saved emails when you cannot recall the subject of the email or who sent it. Each Username has its own PFC file in the Organize folder. Your PFC can be viewed only from your AOL Desktop Software. Also, your PFC folder cannot be accessed if you sign in as a guest from another computer or on your own computer.

If you are using AOL 9.0 or higher, you can save your emails on the AOL servers. There, you can store an unlimited number of emails and attachments, and never have to worry about them getting lost because they are stored on the AOL servers, not your computer's hard drive. You can access these emails even if you are signing in from another computer or as a guest from your own computer. You can also access these emails if you are using AOL Mail.

IMPORTANT : The number of days an email can stay in your mailbox depends on the type of mailbox you are using and the folder in which the email is saved. To learn more, please check out our help article How long are my emails stored in my mailbox?.

Emails saved on your computer can be found in the Saved on My PC or On My PC folder if you are using any version of the AOL 9.0, AOL Desktop v10.1 or higher. If you are using AOL 8.0 or older versions of the AOL Desktop Software, emails can be found in the Filing Cabinet folder.

Note: Email folders on the Saved on My PC folder cannot be sorted in any particular order. If you would like your email folders organized, please create folders under Saved on AOL, and access your emails through AOL Mail.

Below is a list of frequent PFC topics:

AOL 9.0 or higher:

AOL Desktop v10.1:

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Last updated: 06-10-2014
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