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moving outlook files to new computer

Steve_Brady asked
Last Modified: 2010-04-08

I just purchased a new laptop and after installing my software, I am in the process of moving all of my data files from my older computer to the new one.  I am doing this by dragging the files from the old computer to an external hard drive then connecting the external HD to the new laptop and dragging the files on to the new laptop HD.

What is the easiest and best way to move my Outlook files?  I have MS Office 2003 and I have been able to locate the Outlook files by going here:  Outlook > File > Data File Management > Open Folder.  Is it possible to just copy and paste them from one drive to another as above or does it involve other steps?  Also, can Outlook files be backed up just by copying and pasting them to another folder

I have always been confused by Outlook file management.


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