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SIMPLE FOR POINTS - NEED VERIFICATION OF OUTLOOK BACKUP FILES

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Windows XP, Outlook.

.pab and .pst saved to a cd will save all the inbox, sent mail, folders, contacts, address book, etc?

I need to backup a few machines incase!  We are making an office move.

If I do save .pab and .pst, if a machine gets dropped and destroyed, I should be able to buy a new computer and take my backup'd .pab and .pst and overwrite, then all should be back to original, everything??

Thanks in advance....
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by:sunray_2003
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Hi precision,

For emails ,all should be in *.PST
If you have your contacts under contacts folder then that should also be in outlook.pst
If you have personal address book , you need to have *.pab.

Get more info here

Ways to Back Up Outlook 2000 Data
http://office.microsoft.com/assistance/2000/olbackup.aspx

OL2002: How to Back Up, Restore, or Move Outlook Data
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=287070


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by:precision
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good, instead of reading through all those steps in the links you provided, can I just find the files on the machines and "save to" another location and burn on cd?  click, copy, click paste in another folder?

So PST and PAB are the only 2 files I should be concerned with?
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by:sunray_2003
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Just know the location of *.pst file.
import that in your other machine or wherever you want to move
check to see if you have all emails incl contacts.. Then you donot have to worry about pab..
pab is just a service and I am not sure what version you have..

Read more info on that here : http://www.slipstick.com/contacts/olconpab.htm
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by:precision
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where is the pst located?
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by:sunray_2003
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Mostly it would be found in
C:\Documents and Settings\{your profile name}\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook
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by:precision
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last one, how do I find out if I have outlook 2000 2001 or 2003?  When I look in in about it says 10.2605.2605?
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you have OL 2002
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