Migrate email from one computer to another

Posted on 2006-03-22
Last Modified: 2010-04-08

I have around 8 email addresses operating on my work machine just fine, and I have another work machine which operates 2 email addresses, both have large amounts of emails stored in folders.

I would like to export the emails and folders etc from one work computer and import them into my second work computer (laptop) so I would effectively only have one machine to handle all emails on.

Is there a way to export as a Personal Folders thing, but rename it to Personal Folders - Work and then import as is into my laptop?

Question by:antum
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    Greetings, antum !

    Emails and contacts are stored in PST file.  You can copy the PST file from one computer to another.  

    Or you can export the emails to a file, copy the file to the new computer, and then import that file.

    Best wishes!
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    PST file is located in C:\Documents and Settings\<user>\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook folder. It is a hidden file.  Go to any folder and select Tools > Folders Options > View. Check "Show hidden files and folders".  Click OK.

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