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How to import old archive folders in outlook to new computer

Posted on 2007-10-08
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Last Modified: 2008-01-09
Have an old laptop with Outlook on exchange account.  I have an old archive folder and need it on the new laptop.  What is the best way to do this without overwriting my current archive folder on the new laptop?  Same user account same exchange server.  Thank YOu
Question by:ttelesca
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Track down the .pst file on your old laptop and copy it to any location on your new machine. (I would just create a new folder in the root, say 'Mail Archives', and not place it in the default archive directory.

Then, in Outlook, goto File | Open | Outlook Data File....and browse to the .pst you just copied over. This will add the personal folders to the folder/tree view along the left hand side.
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Sembee earned 2000 total points
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Archive folders are just PST files. Simply rename the existing PST file and move it across.


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