Solved

combine all my outlook pst files

Posted on 2012-03-13
6
302 Views
Last Modified: 2012-03-26
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.
0
Comment
Question by:blue-genie
  • 3
  • 2
6 Comments
 
LVL 10

Accepted Solution

by:
Michael Ian Claridge earned 250 total points
ID: 37714674
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.
0
 
LVL 9

Assisted Solution

by:lojk
lojk earned 250 total points
ID: 37714773
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.
0
 
LVL 10

Assisted Solution

by:Michael Ian Claridge
Michael Ian Claridge earned 250 total points
ID: 37714960
If I can just add that the Importr Wizard creates copies of calendar info and appends it with COPY: in the subject line.
0
Ransomware-A Revenue Bonanza for Service Providers

Ransomware – malware that gets on your customers’ computers, encrypts their data, and extorts a hefty ransom for the decryption keys – is a surging new threat.  The purpose of this eBook is to educate the reader about ransomware attacks.

 
LVL 9

Assisted Solution

by:lojk
lojk earned 250 total points
ID: 37715832
I always use 'replace duplicates' and never had that one but as i said do some tests first.
0
 
LVL 10

Expert Comment

by:Michael Ian Claridge
ID: 37724265
Hello,

Was my solution suitable?

Regards

michael
0
 
LVL 39

Author Comment

by:blue-genie
ID: 37769985
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.
0

Featured Post

Ransomware-A Revenue Bonanza for Service Providers

Ransomware – malware that gets on your customers’ computers, encrypts their data, and extorts a hefty ransom for the decryption keys – is a surging new threat.  The purpose of this eBook is to educate the reader about ransomware attacks.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Follow this checklist to learn more about the 15 things you should never include in an email signature from personal quotes, animated gifs and out-of-date marketing content.
Many people use more than one email account and so it becomes difficult for them to manage them when they use separate accounts,  so, in this article, I have shared an easy way to add Other Mail Accounts in your Google Inbox. It helps to combine all…
Viewers will learn the different options available in the Backstage view in Excel 2013.
This Experts Exchange video Micro Tutorial shows how to tell Microsoft Office that a word is NOT spelled correctly. Microsoft Office has a built-in, main dictionary that is shared by Office apps, including Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Word. When …

772 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question