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Outlook XP 2003 sp2 just installed - where do I drag my old .pst file to? Can't find a .pst location using search!

Posted on 2006-05-04
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Old pst is a 2002 file I believe
Question by:CaptainPickard
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by:zephyr_hex (Megan)
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you would import your .pst file to your outlook.  open outlook, and go to the import option under File.  there is an option to import a .pst file.
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Greetings, CaptainPickard !

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

Best wishes!
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by:zephyr_hex (Megan)
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oh... by the way... outlook creates its mail file in documents and settings/username/local settings/application data/microsoft/outlook
these are hidden folders so you have to enable hidden folders.  to enable hidden folders, double click on my computer.  go to Tools->Folder Options.  select the view tab.  select "show hidden files and folders"
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by:David Lee
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Hi CaptainPickard,

You don't have to import your old pst file.  If your new pst file is empty, then with Outlook shut off you can simply overwrite the new pst file with the old one.  If your new pst file is not empty, then importing is the proper course to take.


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