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calendar or address is nowhere to be found

Hey Folks,
I have been asked numerous times to help friends install or reinstall Outlook 2k3 or 2k7. My question is this, after setting Outlook back up and importing the individuals .pst from their old profile, often either there calendar or address is nowhere to be found. Is there an easy way to repopulate their calendar and address book to its original state (from the imported .pst). This shouldnt be such a pain but seems to be.
Thank you in advance

IBhangen  
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apache09Commented:

Instead of Saving the Users Files, Blowing away their profile, creating a new user profile, and setting everything up.

Use the Files and Settings Transfer Wizard.
Found in Start>Programs>Accessories>System Tools>Files and Settings transfer Wizard.

Save the Files and Settings of the profile to a location before anything is done.

Then run your re-install.

Then run the files and setting transfer wizard to restore the Settings

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ibhangenAuthor Commented:
Hi apache09,
Which files and settings will I need to save to get everything? Isent all this in the .pst
Thanks man
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apache09Commented:
When it asks you what you want to transfer, just select Files and Settings.
This should just do all Files and Settings for that user profile.

Dont do Custom.

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ibhangenAuthor Commented:
Hey apache09,
An Outlook backup is really all I need, doing it the way you recommend, will that backup everything on the given login profile? I would really like to keep it to only Outlook if possible.
Thanks
IBhangen
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apache09Commented:
If your just looking for a backup solution for Outlook have a look at the following location.
Here you will find all the file locations to backup for each version of Outlook.
Also offers some tools for Outlook backups.

http://www.slipstick.com/config/backup.asp
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ibhangenAuthor Commented:
Thanks apache09, That works for me
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apache09Commented:
Good Deal, Glad to Help.

Dont forget to close the discussion now by accepting the appropriate solution(s)
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ibhangenAuthor Commented:
Great job...Thanks
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