restoring Outlook files
Posted on 2006-11-26
I just had to reformat my laptop HD. Before doing so, I backed up everything to an external HD. This included my Outlook 2003 data (.pst) file which I found at Outlook > File > Data File Management > Outlook Data Files > Open Folder... (or C:\Documents and Settings\Steve\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook).
After reformatting, I reinstalled MS Office 2003 which of course includes Outlook 2003.
Now, to put my backed up .pst file back in place, can I just navigate back to the same folder, delete the new .pst file that's there from the install and copy/paste the backed up .pst file? Will that restore all my folders and subfolders and contents the way they were? Is it that simple or do I need to go through an Import process or something like that?