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Posted on 2007-11-22
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I have installed a new hard disk / windows XP on a laptop computer.

Windows was running very slow and crashing on the old hard disk.
The new installation is running fine.

How ever I need to transfer the contact / email from outlook 2007.
I have the original hard disk in an external USB hard drive enclosure.

The question is how do I get the outlook info from the external hard disk into outlook ?
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Hello Matthew_Way,

The emails and contacts are stored in PST file.  PST file is located in C:\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

Copy the PST to new hard disk. Then you can either import the PST file or open the PST in a new personal folder.  Go to Outlook > File > Import and Export, or File > Open.

Hope this helps!
war1
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Had some trouble finding the PST files.

Had to boot the machine to a command prompt and then transfer the files that way.

Thanks for your advice.
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Thanks for your help, sorry for the delay in getting back to you, been snowed under...
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Matthew, you are welcome!
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