How to copy email files from one computer to another
Thread poster: Sonja Allen

Sonja Allen  Identity Verified
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Feb 23, 2009

Hi

I just had to buy a new computer as my old one was beyond repair. I had no problem copying all my software and Word, Excel and PP-files etc from my external hard drive, which contains a full backup of my old computer's hard drive, to my new PC. But I have no idea how to get all the emails I used to keep in Outlook across to my new computer. Can anyone help? Both my old and my new computer have Windows XP Professional and MS Office 2003.

Thanks

Sonja


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Lutz Molderings  Identity Verified
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try this Feb 23, 2009

In Outlook on your old computer:

1. Click on File
2. Click on Data File Management
3. Click on "Open Folder"
4. Copy outlook.pst


In Outlook on your new computer:

1. Click on File
2. Click on Data File Management
3. Click on "Add"
4. Locate outlook.pst


Hope that helps.


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Sonja Allen  Identity Verified
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Thanks it worked Feb 23, 2009

Dear Lutz

Thanks. I copied the file as per your instruction but then used the Import feature in Outlook on my new computer and it worked well. I have now all my old emails back.


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