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Outlook 2010 - Migrating emails to a new pc

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I have a new pc with outlook 2010 and would like to migrate the old pc's emails onto my new one.  The old pc also has outlook 2010 installed.  How do I do this?

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The old pc has in boxes from my gmail account and also from my domain IMAP email.
I want to get all my inboxes onto my new pc.
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You could save those emails into separate PST files and then import these PST's on your new machine.
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To add to the above, Outlook 2010 makes a new profile for every new account. So on the new machine, set up Outlook, do not use the wizard, but set the account up where you want before importing the email.  If you copy the PST file to the location you set up, you can also just open it.
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Another thought to build on my suggestion above is to copy the PST file to:
C:\Users\username\Documents\Outlook Files

Then when you create the account manually and use the option in account creation to set up the data file location, point to: C:\Users\username\Documents\Outlook Files and it should just open the file.
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@brothertruffle880  - Thank you and I was happy to help.
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