Outlook: Changes with Local Profile
After converting your profile from roaming to local, your entire mailbox will be copied (also called 'cached') to your local computer. This means one copy is on the computer and another copy is on the Exchange Server. The two are constantly communicating so that both copies remain alike (synced). For example, if you're doing some clean up in Outlook and delete 300 emails, it will take several minutes for this to sync on the Server. (If you were to try and close Outlook immediately after deleting 300 emails, it would probably stall because it basically has work to do -- it needs to sync those 300 deleted items on your local machine are also deleted on the Server.
Outlook file structure is changed with the local profile.
- The first time you log in after being converted to a local
profile your entire mailbox will begin to cache to the local hard
drive. Depending on the size of your mailbox, this may take some time to
sync with the server copy.
- Signatures, external mailboxes, additional calendars will all be transferred.
- Microsoft default folders "Pictures", "Music", "Downloads", and "Videos" will now be on the C Drive.