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Help transferring Outlook files

Posted on 2007-11-13
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I had a big problem with my computer and needed to get a new one but luckilly the hard drive was ok so the tech guy copied my entire c drive to my new computer and the contents are in a folder titled "old computer files". I am now trying to get my outlook emails and settings transferred over to my new outlook on my new computer but have no idea how to so that. The outlook i had previously was version 10.0.2616.0 and the one I have now is Microsoft Outlook 2003.
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by:war1
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Hello CareyG,

Emails and contacts are located in outlook.pst or <username>.pst file.  PST file is located in drive:\Documents and Settings\<user>\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook folder.  It is a hidden file, so you have to unhide hidden files. Open Windows Explorer folder and select Tools > Folders Options > View. Check "Show hidden files and folders". Click OK.

You may need to take ownsership of folders and files to access them.
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=308421

Other settings are stored in drive:\Documents and Settings\<user>\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook and drive:\Documents and Settings\<user>\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook folders

Hope this helps!
war1
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by:CareyG
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Great thanks so much, that was a huge help war1. I now have all my emails back! :) One more question, is there any way to also find the settings that I used to send/receive my email, like the pop settings and stuff? Is that saved also in a outlook folder? I would like to transfer that over as well.
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Account settings are saved in Registry.  Since you do not have access to old registry, you cannot migrate the settings. Sorry!
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Ok thanks so much for all your help!
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You are welcome, CareyG!
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