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Transfer from outlook 2000 to 2003

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I am getting a new hard drive put in my computer and am upgrading my office to 2003 from 2000. I know I can export my email accounts in outlook 2000, but is there a way to IMPORT them in Outlook 2003? I never saw this feature in copies I've used.

If not, how can I easily export my email accounts and rules from Outlook 2000 to 2003? They won't both be active at the same time on the same computer.
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Hello WEBuilder,

1. Backup your emails and contacts by backing up the PST file.  PST file is located in C:\Documents and Settings\<user>\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook.  It is a hidden file, so you have to unhide hidden file. Go to any folder and select Tools > Folders Options > View. Check "Show hidden files and folders". Click OK.

Some users prefer an automatic method to backup their personal folders.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=8b081f3a-b7d0-4b16-b8af-5a6322f4fd01&DisplayLang=en

2. Back up your other settings with Save My Settings Wizard
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;826809

3. Backup your accounts settings: Open your registry editor and navigate to the following key:

HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-xxxxxxxx-xxxxxxxx-xxxxxxxx-xxxx\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Windows Messaging Subsystem\Profiles\Outlook

Export the entire Outlook key to a file. You've now backed up your email accounts. To restore the backup to another computer, simply import the backup into the new computer's registry. You may need to delete the Outlook key off the new computer first.

Other ways to backup your account settings:
http://www.runpcrun.com/export-outlook-account

More reading: Outlook Backup, Restore, or Move Data
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=287070

Hope this helps!
war1
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