Best strategy to move outlook/Xp archives on win Xp PC to outlook on windows 8?

Title asks the question. Need the advice of someone who has recently done this.
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David Johnson, CD, MVPOwnerCommented:
use windows easy transfer to transfer from the old to the new machine via usb drive/direct cable/network share.
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nlesserAuthor Commented:
Perhaps I should have been more specific:  
1. In a Windows XP PC with Outlook XP, What is the path to reach the default directory that contains Outlook's archive file(s). What is its file extension?
2. In a Windows 8 PC with Outlook 8, What is the path to reach the default directory that contains Outlook 8'a archive file(s). What is its file extension?
3. Can Windows 8 recognize Windows XP Outlook Archive files?  If not, how to convert the archive to what Outlook 8 can read?  
4. Where is the source of the above information located?
5.  What is "Easy Transfer"?  Does this provide a "LAPLINK" function that already knows where this data is located on both PC's?

Observation:  if Microsoft doesn't make transition for XP customers to later releases, it's going to loose significant business to Apple.
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David Johnson, CD, MVPOwnerCommented:
outlook uses .pst files.  Archive files are located in the same directory as the main outlook.pst files

outlook 2013 can read outlook xp files.  May want to convert them, once converted outlook xp cannot read them.  Office XP is REALLY old. It predates Office 2003.

What is "Easy Transfer"?  Does this provide a "LAPLINK" function that already knows where this data is located on both PC's? If you use the easy transfer cable, yes.

no such program outlook 8.. Outlook is entirely separate (Part of the Microsoft Office Suite) from the operating system.

Observation:  if Microsoft doesn't make transition for XP customers to later releases, it's going to loose significant business to Apple. There always is an upgrade path.
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