Office 2003 Outlook .PST files from old system.

I've been given .pst files from an old system to move to a new one.  The files are:

archive.pst <--what i believe was an export of the old outlook info.
contacts.pst
drafts.pst
inbox.pst
personal folder.pst
mailbox.pst

I imported the archive.pst file and it seems information was being extracted.  Progress bar appeared.  However only a few old emails appeared.  

I put the above files in the \local settings\application data\microsoft\outlook folder but outlook isn't using them.  What am I doing wrong??

Thanks
CraigSNYCAsked:
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Irwin SantosComputer Integration SpecialistCommented:
go into control panel  MAIL, then ADD the .pst files that you want to use
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cvanhoudtCommented:
In Outlook 2003
You need to attach each of the PST files: Outlook - Tools - E-mail accounts - View or change existing e-mail account  (next) - New Outlook Data file - choose type (OK) - Create or open outlook data file appear: browse to appropriate location + select file + click ok.

Kris
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herman67Commented:
have tried opening the file by going to file - open - open outlook data file ???
 
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JasperIAMCommented:
Herman nailed this one.  Thats the easiest to do.  Look at the size of the pst file.  There may not be much info each.
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meintsiCommented:
Looking at the number and names of the different .pst files, I would have to assume you want to import the "old' files into a new "up and running" installation of Outlook.

Attaching them individually using FILE - OPEN and manully copying them to the new data store always seems to yield fewer problems than trying to import them.

Two other things to be aware of;
1) If the .pst were moved over portable media, make sure they are not marked as "read-only".

2) If the new installation is Outlook 2003 and "old data' came from earlier versions, they will in the "old format". In this case, I would DEFINITLY move all data out of this format into the new format and discard ALL old .pst files.
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Irwin SantosComputer Integration SpecialistCommented:
cool. thankyou!
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