combine all my outlook pst files

the past couple of months I've been jumping around on different computers, and I have 2 email accounts that i use with Outlook (POP/SMTP) - I would like to collate all my old and current emails into one pst file on a newly formatted machine.
can i? if yeah how?
thanks.
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Michael Ian ClaridgeActing Service Delivery ManagerCommented:
Yea, add them all into Outlook, then drag and drop emails from 1 archive to the next. This will do for a one off exercise.
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lojk.Net and Infrastructure ConsultantCommented:
As michael says the best client for manipulating pst files is Outlook.

Drag drop is fine but can get a bit inconvenient with many sub folders and also omits calendar data.

Try (do a few tests first - its not 'super easy') using the File | Import wizard - it gives you a few more options along the way including filtering subsets of items.

I have to provide some warning here though - older versions of PST files only support 2GB so ensure you create a new one for the destination using the latest version of outlook (that you are using) and if you have more than about 4-8GB in total you will find it becomes quite unwieldy/slow, especially if you store it on a network share.
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Michael Ian ClaridgeActing Service Delivery ManagerCommented:
If I can just add that the Importr Wizard creates copies of calendar info and appends it with COPY: in the subject line.
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lojk.Net and Infrastructure ConsultantCommented:
I always use 'replace duplicates' and never had that one but as i said do some tests first.
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Michael Ian ClaridgeActing Service Delivery ManagerCommented:
Hello,

Was my solution suitable?

Regards

michael
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blue-genieAuthor Commented:
hey guys, sorry i totally forgot about this, been so busy at work. I was in a hurry to get my machine up and running and have all my emails at hand so I did the drag and drop option, which seems to have worked fine (though I don't have my sent items archives)

thanks guys, i'm going to close this and lojk - thanks for the heads up on the import wizard, I have no doubt that will come in good use in the future.
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