Upgrading to Outlook 2003, Do i need to back up files?

Posted on 2004-11-07
Last Modified: 2010-04-08
Hi All,

I have Office xp installed at home with lots of mail items and and personal foldders.

I am upgrading to Outlook 2003 (Office 2003) do i need to back up any file, mail items, contacts etc. or will they be all kept in place?

Question by:mat_foran
    LVL 33

    Accepted Solution

    They store it in the same place but before upgrading any software always take a backup.
    Check this link on how to do a backup in case you are not aware of it

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    Expert Comment

    Don't sweat it too much, you can actually remove outlook completely from your system and your data will still be sitting safely in your PST file.  Updating the actually program Outlook doesn't have any effect at all on the data.

    Expert Comment

    I just recently upgraded outlook xp to outlook 2003 on several machines at our office with no problem.  You do not need to back anything up.

    Author Comment

    Thanks to all who responded...

    I am now up and running with Office 2003 with all my files intact.

    Thanks again...

    LVL 33

    Expert Comment

    Thanks for the points and grade

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