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Move Outllok 2003 to a new PC

I am setting up a new PC for myself and I need to move Outlook 2003 from my old Win2k pc to the new WinXP pro PC. I know how I can copy the .pst files but I have several email accounts and rules, is there a way to transfer all the account settings so that I don't have to set them all up again?

I am not using Exchange.
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comtekso
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tebacherCommented:
To export your rules:
Go to Tools>Rules & Alerts.  Click Options. Click Export Rules.  Move the new exported file to your new PC and use the same process to import them.

As far as exporting your account settings... I do not know of a way.  You will probably end up setting those up again.
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BravestarCommented:
Hi,
there is a german programm which can backup all your settings including the account
on www.mobackup.de you can get it!
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travalCommented:
You normally use the Office 2003 "Save My Settings Wizard" per this article:

Description and use of the Save My Settings Wizard (826809)
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=KB;EN-US;826809
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comteksoAuthor Commented:
OK, before I got it finished, my old HD crashed. I do have a tape backup of the HD. Other than the pst files is there anything I can restore and use? I have already gotten the pst file.
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travalCommented:
Not really.  

I'd recommend searching for *.PST file, as there may be older ones or archive files that you want to keep.  

You can also search for *.wab and *.pab which would conceivably contain contact info, but not if you store your contact info in the Contacts folder, as the Contacts folder contents is stored in the PST file.
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BravestarCommented:
HI,
here you get the most important files
*.pab (personal addressbook)
*.fav (Shortcuts on Outlookboard)
*.wab (Windows addressbook)
*.rtf (Rich-Text Signatures) (but not all rtf files are signatures)
*.htm (HTML Signatures); *.txt (Text Signatures)
*.rwz (Ruleassisten (our constructed rules)
*.nk2 (Nicknames, Mail Adresses)
*.msnpst (MSN Connector files)
*.srs ( transfer employment)
*.oft (templates)
*.dic (dictonary)
*.oab (offline adressbook)
JunkSenders.txt and AdultSenders.txt
extend.dat (installed Addins)
[default location drive :\Documents and Settings\ user \Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook]
frmcache.dat (individual forms)
[default location drive :\Documents and Settings\ user \Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\FORMS]
View.dat (Userdefine file folder views)
VbaProject.otm (Macros and VBA Programs)
Outlprnt (Printproperties)
outcmd.dat (Symbolboards und Menueboard)
[default location drive :\Documents and Settings\ user \Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook]
Categories
HKEY_Current_User\Software\Microsoft\Office\9.0\Outlook\Categories!
Profiles
HKEY_Current_Uswer\Software\Microsoft\Windows\ NT\CurrentVersion\Windows Messaging Subsystem\Profiles


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