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Old 08-09-01, 01:17 AM
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MS Outlook Question

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I have Outlook installed on one drive, and I changed over to a new drive with W2K as the OS. I had to reload Office and Outlook and Outlook starts up blank. I go to the old Outlook after rebooting into the old OS, and I can output to a file called backup.pst.

I try to OPEN the backup.pst file in the new outlook and nothing happens.

Basically, I want to transfer my mail, folders, and settings. What am I doing wrong?

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Old 08-09-01, 01:26 AM
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You caught me at a good time. I've been saving and restoring .pst files through Outlook from an old Exchange server to a new Exchange server (the new Gateway).

You should export your folders from Outlook in the old OS (in .pst form) and import them into the appropriate folders in Outlook in W2K. It may take a bit of trial and error to get the hang of the mechanism (in terms of getting them into the correct folders).

You probably have to do the settings by hand.
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Using the Outlook Bar to navigate won't let you see other .pst files you've opened. Turn on the Folder List (View menu) and I bet you'll see your old mail.
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Ewwww. Ewww. I need help.

I was helping a friend of mine. Win98: SE and had been using Outlook Express. Installed Office 2000 (including Outlook 2k). When I launched Outlook it asked if I wanted to import accounts from any of the others. I chose to do so from the Outlook Express. His account is the only one listed in the accounts under tools. However, in folder view there are two (basically separate looking accounts). The top, what appears to be default one, has a contacts full of his contacts. The other account area with his Inbox, etc. doesn't have a Contacts. Is there a way to merge it so that there is just the one account. I'm having him take a screen capture and I'll try to put it up somewhere so you can see what I'm alluding to.
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To merge all the superfluous folders into the default ones just go into View (while in one of the folders you want to get rid of) and find a view that lets you see all the messages, contacts, whatever. Select all of them, right-click, and drag them over to the appropriate default folder. Repeat for each folder.
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Old 08-09-01, 01:34 PM
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Re: MS Outlook Question

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Basically, I want to transfer my mail, folders, and settings. What am I doing wrong?

Thanks!
Sounds like you are trying too hard

Search the old hard drive for *.pst and copy it to the new hard drive.

Do the same for *.pab if you had a personal address book.

open outlook on the new installation, go to the tools menu, go to services, click add, click personal folders, locate the *.PST file that you just copied over and the rest ahould be obvious.
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Originally posted by X
To merge all the superfluous folders into the default ones just go into View (while in one of the folders you want to get rid of) and find a view that lets you see all the messages, contacts, whatever. Select all of them, right-click, and drag them over to the appropriate default folder. Repeat for each folder.

What about when new mail arrives, though? I can get all the current messages moved and such. But I want to make sure future messages arrive in that Inbox instead of the other. Hopefully he'll get me the picture soon and I can use it to show what's happening.
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Old 08-09-01, 02:30 PM
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What about when new mail arrives, though? I can get all the current messages moved and such. But I want to make sure future messages arrive in that Inbox instead of the other. Hopefully he'll get me the picture soon and I can use it to show what's happening.
Not sure about that. How about combining all the folders and export them to .pst files, remove Outlook, reinstall correctly doing no import during the install, then import the .pst's that you exported?
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Thanks, I'll give that a shot.
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Old 08-09-01, 02:43 PM
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Okay. First...thanks for the replies. I am much further along now in this trauma that is creating a new work environment. I have all 3 work computers networks, and the printers work and everyone is able to use the internet. Everything seems fine except this:

There is a thing under Outlook where I can import cookies and bookmarks. That is simple, but where can I export them from the previous Outlook? It would make my life easier to have the bookmarks all loaded, I can probably live with getting re-cookied.

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